Saint Louis University's 15 credit post-baccalaureate certificate in public health trains students to be competent in the core areas of public health. Coursework for the certificate is available both online and in-person, giving the program the flexibility to be pursued by students who are already in the workplace.
Coursework from this program can be applied towards an MPH degree at SLU in any concentration within two years of completing the certificate. This certificate may be completed concurrently with any degree at SLU, except for the Master of Public Health.
As the only accredited Catholic, Jesuit school of public health in the nation, Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice is committed to social justice and the Jesuit mission. Graduate-level public health classes in this program are taught by faculty who are internationally recognized as leaders in public health research and practice and have diverse research interests.
SLU's post-baccalaureate certificate in public health is completed with five courses totaling 15 credit hours. Topics include both public health practice and policy. For more information, view the requirements and roadmap tabs.
Students awarded this certificate will be prepared to pursue or advance in positions such as a health educator, non-profit program coordinator, health services manager, community health worker, or public health researcher. Completion of the certificate in public health can also be an important career tool and credential for professionals of other fields that intersect with public health, including social workers, hospital administrators, urban planners, and clinicians such as physicians and nurses.
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree with no less than a 3.00 grade point average.
The College for Public Health and Social Justice is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.
Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.
Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.
This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.