Graduate Certificate in Public Health - NIU - College of Health & Human Sciences

Public Health

Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Two certificates of graduate study can be earned as a master’s student. Students interested in this certificate should contact the public health and health education programs office as early as possible so they can be assigned an advisor. Admission to the certificate requires approval of the admissions committee. 

A total of 16 semester hours of graduate credit is required for the certificate.

Requirements:

  • PHHE 601 - Introduction to Health Systems in the United States (3)
  • PHHE 603 - Behavioral and Social Aspects of Public Health (3)
  • PHHE 605 - Biostatistics in Public Health (4)
  • PHHE 613 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (3)

Electives (choose one of the following courses):

  • PHHE 533 - Principles of Long-Term Care Administration (3)
  • PHHE 535 - Ethical Decision Making for Health Professionals (3)
  • PHHE 537 - Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Addiction (3)
  • PHHE 539 - Funding for Programs in Public Health (3)
  • PHHE 563 - Public Health Informatics (3)
  • PHHE 607 - Health Services Management (3)
  • PHHE 609 - Problems and Issues in Environmental Health (3)
  • PHHE 611 - Applied Research Methods (3)
  • PHHE 621 - Theories and Principles in Health Promotion (3)
  • PHHE 651 - Health Economics for Health Services Managers (3)
  • PHHE 653 - Financial Decision Making for Health Services Managers (3)
  • PHHE 655 - Human Resource Management in the Health Care Setting (3)

For further information about the Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health, visit the course catalog or contact Public Health.