Graduate Certificate of Public Health

Graduate Certificate in Public Health

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health (GCPH) is jointly governed by the Oregon Master of Public Health and the OHSU School of Nursing. The GCPH program content is designed to enhance the preparation of public health professionals not currently prepared in a public health academic specialty, and provide a broad introduction to public health for students. Students who successfully complete the GCPH are eligible to apply to the OMPH to complete a Master of Public Health. Students interested in enrolling in any of the MPH granting tracks of the OMPH program must apply and be admitted. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health or program courses does not guarantee admissions to the MPH degree program.

Upon completion of the GCPH, students will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to public health practice that includes the ability to:

  • Use principles of statistical inference for critical reading and interpretation of reports of statistical analysis and of public health problems;
  • Apply epidemiologic methods to identify patterns of disease and injury;
  • Analyze the environmental and occupational impacts on the health of a population;
  • Identify and analyze major issues in health services and systems associated with the delivery, quality and costs of health care.
  • Communicate theoretical principles, constructs, and models used to understand and affect the behavioral aspects of health

This information can also be found in the Student Catalog and Handbook