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Graduate Certificates

Certificate in Biostatistics

The Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics (GCB) is a 15-credit hour graduate certificate that allows students studying in programs outside the Department of Biostatistics to learn a basic background in the design and analysis of biomedical studies. The courses included in this certificate will provide students with an introduction to methodological applications in public health and medical research; skills that will be necessary for completing quantitative components of research projects and attractive to future employers.

Certificate in Gerontology

The objective of the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is to prepare both graduate students and practicing professionals to assume key roles in improving the quality of life for older adults and furthering our understanding of the aging process and the status of older adults.

Certificate in Global Health

Expansion in global communication, travel and trade has increased the need for clinical and public health professionals who understand health issues that transcend national and continental borders. The Graduate Certificate in Global Health is designed to prepare students to meet the growing demand for international, interdisciplinary skills in areas such as disease and injury prevention, health care, and other health-related disciplines.

Certificate in Maternal and Child Health


The goal of the UK CPH Graduate Certificate in Maternal & Child Health is to prepare public health workers to address multi-factorial Maternal and Child Health (MCH) issues in their communities with a sense of purpose and moral commitment.


1.    To provide participants with theoretical, practical, and relevant educational experiences in MCH to enhance the health and welfare of children, mothers and families using the life course approach.

2.   To use population data to assist in determining the needs of MCH populations for the purposes of designing programs, formulating policy and conducting research or training.

3.   To describe health disparities within MCH populations, offer strategies to address them and respond appropriately to needs based on sensitivity to and respect for diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic status.  

4.   Demonstrate the use of a systems approach to explain the interactions among individuals, groups, organizations and communities to improve health outcomes of MCH populations.

Certificate in Public Health Management

Healthcare has been experiencing a tremendous evolution in recent years, particularly as public health has developed a close relationship with the clinical care of individuals. The concepts surrounding population and community health have become an integral part of health care in the United States during the past decade as once again a greater understanding of public health has become a requisite part of caring for the US population. Understanding how to manage the health of populations and communities has not traditionally been a part of the training of clinicians including physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and other clinical practitioners. In order to develop the role of clinician managers of the public’s and community’s health, additional education is required. The Graduate Certificate in Public Health Management provides a mechanism for public health workers and students admitted to the Graduate School to enhance their competencies and skills in management without undertaking a graduate degree in management or public health.