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University launches online public health graduate certificate

Friday, March 27, 2020


MANHATTAN — Kansas State University is launching an online graduate certificate in public health in fall 2020 designed to provide a pathway for professionals seeking a career in public health.

Students completing the certificate will gain knowledge in the five core areas of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health services administration and social/behavioral sciences. Those who finish the certificate online are also eligible to apply to the Master of Public Health program, offered on the Manhattan campus. Each of the 15 credit hours completed for the certificate can count toward the Master of Public Health degree.

"We developed this certificate to allow public health practitioners across the state of Kansas and nationally to update their public health skills, and to give future professionals a pathway into a public health career," said Ellyn Mulcahy, director of K-State's Master of Public Health program. "This graduate certificate will introduce students to important local and global public health issues such as infectious and chronic diseases, poverty, health inequity, and the vital tasks of disease surveillance and data collection."

The 15 credit hour online program offers timely skills in disease surveillance, data collection, communication, leadership and policy-making.

More information on the public health graduate certificate can be found at online.k-state.edu/programs/certificates/graduate-certificates/public-health.html.

Written by

Grant Guggisberg