Graduate Certificate Programs

The graduate certificate programs are intended for public health practitioners and individuals considering a graduate degree in the field. The five courses in each of these non-degree certificate programs cover the core content of the specific discipline. Classes are available at each campus and online.


- Students can take up to 16 credit hours total

- Courses (a maximum of 16 credits are allowed for the entire program) successfully completed as a non-degree/certificate student may count toward an SPH degree once admission to a degree-seeking program has been granted, if:

  • A grade of C or higher or Pass has been earned in any course that has been completed within the last 5 years, and
  • The course is approved by the student’s advisory committee (advisor should write memo documenting approval for the student file).

***Admission into the Non-Degree/Certificate program does not guarantee admissions into a degree-seeking program.***

Application Process:

1        Online Application: SOPHAS EXPRESS (except Public Health Informatics)

2        Application Fee $50

3        Supporting Documents to be submitted

  • Reference Letter (electronic request to recommender through the application)
  • Transcripts (Applicant may upload official or unofficial transcripts that list’s the degree awarded. In the event the applicant is admitted, they will be required to submit an official transcript to our registrar’s office.)

Program Deadlines

Who Should Apply

  • Those who work in public health that would like additional training
  • Future students who intend to apply these courses toward their public health degree program at UTSPH
  • Those delivering health care who need knowledge and skills in some of the public health disciplines, but may not want the full curriculum

NOTE: UTSPH does not sponsor student visas for international graduate certificate applicants (Please e-mail to verify visas that are eligible for the Certificate program)

Click below for information on the UTSPH Graduate Certificate Programs.

General Public Health Certificate

Health Disparities

Maternal & Child Health

Public Health Informatics (Click here to apply)

Suggested Prerequisites

  • Bachelors degree from accredited school (waived for affiliated undergraduate programs). Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater are preferred, but the transcripts, goal statements, work experience and reference letters of applicants with lower GPAs will also be reviewed for evidence of potential to succeed in the program.
  • Demonstrated math competency
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Certificate students are required to complete a mandatory writing assessment prior to matriculation.

International Graduate Certificate Applicants

For students with international transcripts:

  • Foreign transcripts must be evaluated through World Education Services (WES) ONLY. A course-by-course transcript ICAP evaluation is required
  • TOEFL scores (within last two years)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Paper-based: 600
  • Computer-based: 250
  • Internet-based: 100

We recommend that international applicants who hold F-1 visas contact the Office of International Affairs to verify eligibility for enrollment as a certificate seeking student.

NOTE: UTSPH does not sponsor student visas for international graduate certificate applicants (Please e-mail to verify visas that are eligible for the Certificate program)

For Additional Assistance

For further assistance with the application process and information, please contact