shadow_tr
spacer
Graduate Certificate Programs
spacer

New for the 2014-15 academic year, graduate certificates give students an avenue to earn additional skills to supplement their degree concentration the MPH, MSPH, MPH&TM, or MHA degree programs. The initial 11 graduate certificates are open to students currently enrolled* in an SPHTM professional master’s degree program. Graduate certificates allow for a second area of study and have become a popular method for students to add value to their education. However, graduate certificates are not a degree program.

Information about adding a certificate program to your academic studies will be available in August. See below for important considerations for students considering a certificate program.

 

 


 Certificate

 


Department 

 


Credits 

 


Eligible Students

 

Biostatistics

 

BIOS

 

15

 

Not in MSPH Biostastics Program

 

Bioinformatics

 

BIOS

 

15

 

Not MS in Bioinformatics Program

 

Community Health and Nutrition
Programs

 

GCHB

 

15

 

All Students (Students in the MPH Nutrition Program must work with advisors to avoid overlap of requirements)

 

Disaster Management and
Resilience

 

GEHS

 

15

 

Not in MPH in Disaster Management Program

 

Environmental Health

 

GEHS

 

15

 

Not in the MSPH in Environmental Health Sciences Program

 

Epidemiologic Methods

 

EPID

 

15

 

Not in the MPH in Epidemiology Program

 

Maternal and Child Health

 

GCHB

 

15

 

Not in the MPH in Maternal and Child Health Program

 

Methods in Monitoring and
Evaluation (M&E)

 

GHSD

 

16

 

All Students (Students in the MPH in International Health Programs must work with advisors to avoid overlap of requirements)

 

Program Management

 

GHSD

 

15

 

Not in the MPH in Health Systems Management Program

 

Clinical and Translational Research

 

EPID

 

14

 

Advanced Students with Strong Backgrounds in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

 

Genetic Epidemiology

 

EPID

 

15

 

Advanced Students with Backgrounds  in Genetics and/or Molecular Biology



Important considerations for students considering a certificate program

Graduate certificates require 14-16 credits for completion. The total credits needed for the completion of a master’s degree and a supplemental graduate certificate will likely exceed the 42-45 credits required for the master’s degree alone. Students may apply certificate requirements as open elective courses toward the 42-45 credits required for master’s degrees; however, no course may be counted as a required course for both a concentration/degree program and a graduate certificate.

The graduate certificates allow for a second area of focus and promote interdisciplinary study. Most graduate certificates are designed as a second area for students outside the student’s home department or degree program. Students who are eligible and opt to pursue a certificate within their home department must ensure that requirements for the degree and the certificate do not overlap. Credit for the certificate will not be granted in  circumstances where coursework overlaps. Two certificates (Clinical and Translational Research and Genetic Epidemiology) are geared to students with designated backgrounds. Click on individual certificate programs above to learn more.


*Financial aid can be provided only to students who are pursuing a degree program. Students are eligible for financial aid for a certificate program only if they are currently enrolled in a degree program. They are not eligible once they have completed their graduate program and a master’s degree has been awarded.

 
spacer

1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5388 or 800-676-5389 website@tulane.edu