University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jan 27, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023

Public Health Management, Graduate Certificate

The Public Health Management, Graduate Certificate is one of three separate certificates offered through the Public Health Practice Graduate Certificate Program.  Each certificate has a different public health focus area. Each certificate consists of 4 courses (10 credits) and can be completed in 1-3 semesters. The graduate certificates are available to people who already have a bachelor’s or master’s degree and wish to add public health competencies to their body of knowledge.

Students who wish to advance to the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree may apply certificate credits toward the MPH upon application and admission to the program. 

Note: Students who are enrolled in this program solely are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

Contact Information

Leslie Elliott, MPH, PhD
Director, Online Programs

Mail Stop 0274

(775) 682-7066
(775) 343-9032

Program Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes

The goal of this certificate program is to prepare students to be effective public health professionals. Public health professionals work in a variety of organizations and agencies to contribute to the common aim of promoting and protecting health in human populations.

Student Learning Objectives for the Public Health Management, Graduate Certificate are as follows:

  • Distinguish methods of ensuring community health safety and preparedness through review and analysis of public health law.
  • Explain the strategic planning processes and the relationship to budget formulation and sustainability planning.
  • Evaluate and choose project management software for public health organizations.
  • Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making.

Admission Requirements

The certificate program serves post-baccalaurete students who are working in public health, or post-baccalaureate students who wish to add public health competencies to their body of knowledge. Students must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university to be accepted into the graduate certificate program.

Application is made directly to the Graduate School of the University of Nevada, Reno.

I. Program Requirements

The Public Health Management, Graduate Certificate addresses competencies related to public health finance, public health project management principles and software, organizational behavior, and public health law.

Specific courses include the following:

II. Total Units (10 units)