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Graduate Certificates

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Bachelor's degree holding students can explore a wide range of graduate certificates offered by the College of Public Health to expand their knowledge and skills while engaging in a concentrated area of study.

Graduate Certificate Programs allow a student to take courses in a specific topical area without being admitted to a degree program. To learn more, explore the graduate certificate information below. 

  • Graduate Certificate Programs allow a student to take courses in a specific topical area without being admitted to a degree program. Certificates range from 12 to 18 credits to complete, depending on the one selected. By comparison, the MPH requires a minimum of 42 credits.

    Open to students who have completed a Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate Programs are designed to meet your continuing professional education needs. Credits taken can apply, if appropriate, to a Masters or PhD degree in Public Health or related disciplines should the student later be admitted to a graduate degree program. For more information on certificates, see the Office of Graduate Studies website.

    See the Graduate Certificate Options to learn more about specific programs and delivery methods. 

  • The College of Public Health is committed to the success of all of its students.  To that end, we want to provide you with the information and resources you may need as you complete your Graduate Certificate.

    For USF policies and procedures, please see the USF Catalog. The catalog includes information on:

    Learn more about the Graduate Certificate Policies and Procedures

  • The College of Public Health has designated assistance to students who are pursuing any of the Graduate Certificates offered by the college. Who to contact:

    For full information, see the Graduate Certificate Contacts Guidebook page

    We in Academic and Student Affairs are here to help. You can reach us at 813-974-6505 or call toll-free 888-USF-COPH or 888-873-2674 and press 1. Via email contact or view our staff directory to contact someone directly. We are located in the WELL (MDA) across the street (Holly) from the College of Public Health.If you are looking for Admissions please got to our Prospective Students page

  • USF’s Graduate Certificates observe two separate admissions processes: one for non-degree seeking students attending pursuant to the completion of one or more Graduate Certificates solely on their own; and another for currently enrolled graduate degree students who are seeking to add a Graduate Certificate credential while also pursuing their Graduate Degree. Additionally, international applicants seeking to attend a Graduate Certificate on a non-degree seeking status likewise observe some minor distinctions in processing.

    To apply to a certificate, visit the Graduate Certificate Application page.