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 courses up to 16 credits 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

2        Application Fee $50

3        Supporting Documents to be submitted

  • Reference Letter
  • Official Transcript

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

UTSPH does not sponsor student visas for international student certificate applicants.

Click below for information on the UTSPH Graduate Certificate Programs.

General Public Health Certificate

Health Disparities

Maternal & Child Health

Public Health Informatics

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 Non-Degree 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: 565
  • Computer-based: 225
  • Internet-based: 86

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