Oct 04, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health Generalist Graduate Certificate

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This program is offered fully online.

Certificate Code:  XPU
Approved 200601

This certificate program aims at serving the following groups:

  • Students who are undecided about a specific concentration area in the College of Public Health.
  • Students who are only interested in completing a few courses, not an MPH.
  • Physicians or nurses who want to explore public health.
  • Public health professionals who want additional graduate-level credentials.

This Public Health Generalist certificate is an attempt to facilitate and encourage formal training not only for our public health workforce, but also for other professionals interested in the future of our profession. This certificate consists of five core courses, representing the five essential core areas of public health as well as our five academic departments. Once obtained, this certificate allows the individual to continue in a chosen track if departmental criteria for admission are met, while receiving up to 12 hours of credit toward a graduate degree for the core courses completed and passed. This certificate program helps students gain an overview of the core disciplines and allows them to explore and discover some exciting career paths.


This certificate is offered fully online.

Admission Requirements

Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements. 

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.   In addition to your completed application form, transcripts, resume and letter of interest, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • Two letters of recommendation

Credit Toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 credit hours of certificate related courses may be applied toward a master’s degree, contingent upon departmental approval. However, admission requirements for the College and the Department, such as a GRE score and letters of recommendation, must first be met.

Time Limit / Average time to Completion

The approximate time to complete the Certificate is three years.


Students must have consent of the instructor to take courses.
Prerequisite for PHC 6050  is College Algebra


Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/cert

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