May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Public Health Generalist Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office

The online Public Health Generalist Graduate Certificate is a self-supporting program.  A cost comparison of tuition and fees can be found here.

Please note: With the exception of the Department of Children and Family (DCF) waivers, all other waivers (including State of Florida and USF employee) are not accepted for Self-Funded/Self-Supporting or Market Rate Tuition program courses.  For additional information, visit: USF Tuition Waiver.



The Public Health Generalist Graduate Certificate aims at serving the following groups:

  • Public health professionals who want additional graduate-level credentials.
  • Physicians or nurses who want to explore public health.
  • Students who are only interested in completing a few courses, not an MPH.

This Certificate aims to facilitate and encourage formal training for the public health workforce and professionals interested in the future of the profession. This Certificate provides students with an understanding of public health in a historical context, fostering foundational skills desirable for professionals engaging in the practice, education, and research of public health.

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.