Graduate Certificates for Degree-Seeking Students
Students in a degree-seeking program can choose to focus their studies with one of several available certificates to enhance their education. All degree-seeking students are eligible to elect one or more of the following graduate certificate programs.
To review the requirements of each of the graduate certificate programs for degree-seeking students, please refer to the below degree plans and resource documents. For more information about course content, please refer to the Course Catalog.
Please note that the graduate certificate programs for degree-seeking students were formerly known as “concentrations.”
For questions about the concentrations, please contact Sharon Cummings in the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services at Sharon.S.Cummings@uth.tmc.edu or 713-500-9076.
Data Science Certificate
This certificate is intended for professionals working in health care or industries related to public health research and biostatistics, and consists of coursework in data science, data analytics and predictions, analytic methods, and data management.
Faculty coordinator: Ashraf Yaseen, PhD
Data Science Graduate Certificate Planner (for Degree-Seeking Students)
Genomics and Bioinformatics Certificate
This certificate is intended for professionals in academic, clinical, and research settings who are now or soon to be faced with genomic and related data. The goal is to enable a generation of investigators and academicians capable of integrating genomic and related high-dimensional data seamlessly into population and personalized health.
Faculty coordinator: Alanna C. Morrison, PhD
Genomics and Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate Planner
Global Health Certificate
This certificate is intended for students interested in exploring how globalization is affecting the determinants of health, the health status of the population, and the capacity of nation states to deal with the determinants of health and disease. The goal is to prepare students for positions that involve public health decision-making and research in a changing world.
Faculty coordinator: Lu-Yu Hwang, MD
Global Health Graduate Certificate Planner
Global Health Conferences and Resources for Students
Health Disparities Certificate
This certificate provides an orientation for individuals who are working in public health or health care and seeking to focus their work to the recognition, description and elimination of health disparities that have been defined as differences in “the overall rate of disease incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality or survival rates.”
Faculty coordinators: Maria E. Fernandez, PhD and J. Michael Wilkerson, PhD
Health Disparities Graduate Certificate Planner
Resources for Health Disparities Students
Healthcare Administration Certificate
This certificate is intended for professionals working in healthcare management and students enrolled in post-baccalaureate degree programs in complementary graduate level disciplines such as business, health care, public policy, public administration, or health sciences. This certificate is designed to meet the needs of students, employers, and community partners.
Faculty coordinator: F. Lee Revere, PhD
Healthcare Administration Graduate Certificate Planner
Maternal and Child Health Certificate
This certificate is designed to equip students with skills to professionally promote and enhance the health of women, children, and their communities on a local, state, federal, and international level, while working as advocates in health care organizations, academic institutions, and other public and private organizations. An in-depth diverse curriculum provides skills development in reproductive, perinatal, child, and adolescent health.
Faculty coordinator: Courtney E. Byrd-Williams, PhD
Maternal and Child Health Graduate Certificate Planner (for Degree-Seeking Students)
Maternal and Child Health Fellowship
Nutrition and Public Health Certificate
This certificate provides opportunities and training for students to focus on dietary assessment methodology, nutritional epidemiology, food policy and systems, behavioral nutrition interventions, and medical nutrition therapy. The goal is to prepare students to understand the role of nutrition in disease prevention and health promotion, dietary assessment, nutritional epidemiologic methods, nutritional physiology, and food and nutrition policy.
Faculty coordinator: Shreela V. Sharma, PhD
Nutrition and Public Health Graduate Certificate Planner
Physical Activity and Public Health Certificate
This certificate provides opportunities and training for students to focus on physical activity assessment, epidemiologic methods, intervention planning, physiologic mechanisms and health outcomes, and policy development. This certificate also focuses on the possible causes and consequences of physical inactivity on health in individuals and populations and provides hands-on opportunities for skills development in the areas of measurement, intervention, and environmental and policy change.
Faculty coordinators: Harold W. (Bill) Kohl III, PhD and Kelley Pettee Gabriel, PhD
Physical Activity and Public Health Graduate Certificate Planner