Bridge Graduate Certificate and Dual Title Programs

The Bridge Graduate Certificate in Public Health (BGC-PH) provides specialized training for individuals of varying backgrounds and experience who are committed to working in a public health related field. The BGC-PH provides a valuable foundation of core public health knowledge in epidemiology, biostatistics, and the social determinants of health.

Bridge Graduate Certificate Requirements 

A minimum of 15 credit hours are required to complete the Bridge Graduate Certificate. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 in course work must be maintained and all courses must be completed within three years. After the BGCPH is completed, students may change their graduate status to the MPH Program and enter as second year MPH students, if desired.

BGC-PH Foundation Courses (12 credit hours)

  • FPH 7011 Foundations of Public Health (3 cr.)
  • FPH 7012 Social Justice in Public Health (3 cr.)
  • FPH 7015 Biostatistics I (3 cr.)
  • FPH 7240 Epidemiology (3 cr.)

Elective Course (3 credit hours) 

Dual Title Programs

Dual title programs allow students in other graduate programs to add the BGC.  The BGC dual title program is designed to develop skills to apply public health theory and practice in analyzing community health problems and health care delivery services.