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Graduate Certificate Programs allow a student to take a concentration in a specific topical area without being admitted to a degree program. Certificates range from 12 to 18 credits to complete, depending on the one selected. By comparison, the MPH requires a minimum of 42 credits.

Open to students who have completed a Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate Programs are designed to meet your continuing professional education needs. Credits taken can apply, if appropriate, to a Masters or PhD degree in Public Health or related disciplines should the student later be admitted to seek a degree. Graduate Certificate program acceptance requires admittance by Innovative Education.  For certificate completion procedures please visit Graduate Certificate Completion.

For Graduate Certificate policies see the USF Catalog Graduate Certificate section. NOTE about courses:  All graduate certificate students may apply one graduate course to two graduate certificates. See certificate policies See USF Catalog Graduate Certificate section. for all policy details.

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