Chamberlain University has more than 125 years of history preparing extraordinary nursing graduates and healthcare professionals.
Whether you're an aspiring nurse looking to launch a rewarding career, a nursing professional looking to advance your career, or a professional looking to impact public health, Chamberlain offers the degree programs, options and resources to help you succeed.
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Public Health Certificate Programs
Earn a Public Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Chamberlain's online public health post-baccalaureate certificate programs are designed to meet the continuing professional education needs of persons employed in the field of population health. Public health certificates are offered in the key specialties of Epidemiology, Global Health and Public Health Generalist.
Classes start July 8Request more information or call (877) 751-5783 to speak with an admission representative.
What will I learn?
The Public Health Generalist certificate may appeal to mid-career professionals, new career professionals wishing to seek employment in the field of public health, or other healthcare professionals (e.g., physicians and nurses) who want to explore public health. This certificate offering helps individuals gain an overview of the core public health disciplines.
A student may expect to complete the Public Health Generalist certificate in as little as one year of full-time study comprised of two courses per semester for two and a half semesters.
The Global Health Certificate will provide students with the basic background and theory of working with public health issues in a global context. The Global Health certificate may appeal to mid-career professionals, new career professionals wishing to seek employment in the field of public health, or other healthcare professionals (e.g., physicians and nurses) who want to explore public health.
3 full-time without Fieldwork (15 credit hours)
3 full-time with Fieldwork (18 credit hours)
Optional Global Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Fieldwork Course
The Epidemiology certificate may appeal to mid-career professionals, new career professionals wishing to seek employment in the field of public health, or other healthcare professionals (e.g., physicians and nurses) who want to explore public health. This certificate offering provides students with an in-depth understanding of the implications of epidemiological methods within the context of infectious disease.
A student may expect to complete the Epidemiology certificate in as little as one year of full-time study comprised of two courses per semester for three semesters.
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How do I get in?
Requirements for admission to Chamberlain's Epidemiology, Global Health, and Public Health Generalist certificates include the following:
Prospective public health certificate students must complete an application for admission consideration and an interview with a Chamberlain admission representative.
Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language spoken or whose native language is not English, or who earned their master’s in nursing degree from an institution where the language of instruction was not English must demonstrate English-language proficiency.
Our admission representatives are available to answer your questions about admission requirements and walk you through the application process.
Call 877.751.5783 to speak to a representative or request more information.
What types of financial assistance are available?
Chamberlain provides you with individualized support throughout your educational journey beginning with the admissions process. Your admissions representative will work with you to build a schedule that will work with your life and finances, whether that's one class or three. Check out the Net Price Calculator for an estimate of federal and institutional aid.
View tuition and expenses information for the Public Health Certificate programs.
Chamberlain partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges and associations to provide accessible educational opportunities. Check to see if you qualify for a group-specific tuition rate because of your association with one of our healthcare partners.
Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals
Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
See accreditation and state authorization information or view a full list of program approvals by state.
Chamberlain University is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health. The accreditation review will address the generalist Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program. Other degrees and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review. Council on Education for Public Health is located at 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910, www.ceph.org.
Chamberlain’s application for CEPH accreditation of the MPH program was accepted on October 7, 2017. While future accreditation is not guaranteed, if accreditation is granted, the date of initial accreditation will be either the date on which our application was accepted by the Council (October 7, 2017) or the date on which the most recent extension of the applicant status was granted, if applicable, whichever occurs later. The Council assigns the date of initial accreditation during the Council meeting at which the accreditation decision is made. Entry into the process and acceptance of an application are not a guarantee of initial accreditation.