Plan of Study

Public Health Fundamentals and Principles

This program is fully online and requires the completion of 18 graduate course credits. These consist of six Master of Public Health (MPH) core courses. The courses include:

  • EPI 500 Basic Principles and Methods of Epidemiology or EPI 501 Principles and Methods of Epidemiology I (3 CR)
  • EPI 503 Principles of Public Health (3 CR) 
  • EPI 551 Basic Principles of Statistical Inference or EPI 552 Principles of Statistical Inference I (3 CR)
  • HPM 500 Health Care Organization, Delivery and Financing (3 CR)
  • HPM 525 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (3 CR)
  • EHS 590 Introduction to Environmental Health (3 CR)

Certificate Program in Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness

The program requires the completion of 15 graduate course credits. The courses in this program are offered online and in-class, and include:

  • EPI 500 Basic Principles and Methods of Epidemology I or EPI 501 Principles and Methods of Epidemiology I (3 CR)
  • SPH 589 Emergency Preparedness: The Public Health Perspective (3 CR)
  • EPI 605 Infectious Disease Epidemiology or EPI 625 Zoonoses (3 CR) 
  • SPH 539 Topics in Public Health Preparedness (3 CR) 
  • EHS 590 Introduction to Environmental Health (3 CR) 

Notes for both Certificates:

Students can take a maximum of two courses before applying and being admitted into the program. Course waivers require prior approval.  A maximum of 3 credits can be transferred in from another university.

All courses may be applied to a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at UAlbany.  Students wishing to enter the MPH program should apply 1-2 semesters before they expect to finish the Certificate.  The GREs are required for the MPH program.  Students who complete the Certificate in Public Health Fundamentals and Principles with a GPA of 3.0 or higher may request a waiver of the GRE requirement.

To obtain the certificate, each student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • File an application for Certificate completion within four years of admission.