University of Nebraska Medical Center

Certificate in Public Health

Grow your career by gaining foundational public health knowledge in epidemiology, biostatistics, leadership, and program evaluation.

A Certificate in Public Health will provide you with foundational knowledge in epidemiology, biostatistics, leadership and program evaluation.

Why study Public Health?

Global events such as the COVID-19 pandemic reminded us of the instrumental role that public health professionals play in the health and well-being of our communities. A Certificate in Public Health provides students and working professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to enhance public health practice.

Why study Public Health at UNMC?

At UNMC, you will receive a personable and flexible education from practicing public health experts. Our competitive tuition rates and asynchronous modules are an excellent fit for graduate students, public health professionals, health care providers, and community workers seeking to improve the health status of diverse communities. UNMC’s rapid response to Ebola, COVID-19, and mpox are exciting reasons to join a leading public health institution.

Program Snapshot

Course Load
Part or full time
15 credit hours
Online or on-campus
Start Date
Spring or Fall

Program Highlights

What makes this program perfect for you:

  • Flexible online courses
  • Competitive tuition rates
  • Training from experts in the field of Public Health
  • Course work from the Public Health Certification may apply towards a Master of Public Health degree
  • 4:1 ratio of students to faculty

Careers & Outcomes

Individuals with a public health education are equipped with a unique but adaptable toolkit that allows them to work in various industries and organizations.

Job Opportunities

  • Public Health Officer
  • Researcher
  • Epidemiologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Surveillance
  • Outbreak investigator
  • Academia
  • Government
  • Health Educator
  • Health Service Administration
  • Local Health Department

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