Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health

About the Program

If you have a bachelor's degree, you can earn a Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health. This certificate is ideal for you if you're in a field such as statistics, nursing, nutrition or public administration. Students seeking degrees in fields such as geography, business, nutrition and nursing, as well as students pursuing their Ph.D. in health sciences, often pursue this certificate in order to add a public health emphasis to their studies.


  • PHHE 601 - Introduction to Health Systems
  • PHHE 603 - Behavioral and Social Aspects of Public Health
  • PHHE 605 - Biostatistics in Public Health
  • PHHE 613 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (PHHE 605 is a prerequisite for this course.)
  • A public health elective

More information can be found in the NIU course catalog.

Applying to the Program

Start your application now with the NIU Graduate School.

Why NIU Online?

We know you have responsibilities and commitments. It's just easier if you're able to take classes where you are without the commute. The good news is that with NIU, you're not alone. Your classmates and instructors are available via the same technology that helps deliver your classes. In our classrooms or in your living room, we want you to succeed academically because your future is our focus.

Program Type: Online graduate certificate
College: College of Health and Human Sciences, School of Health Studies
Credits Required: 15 credits
Tuition per Credit: $505.00
$874.24 (international)
(Learn more about tuition and fees)

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Application Deadlines

For applicants residing in the U.S.

Term Deadline
Fall August 15
Spring December 13

For international students living abroad

Term Deadline
Fall October 1
Spring December 1


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