Certificate in Public Health Administration

Program Directors

Dr. Nicolette Powe, YSU Program Coordinator
1104 Cushwa Hall
(330) 941-1895

Dr. Amy Lee, CEOMPH Program Director
Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health
(330) 325-6179

Certificate Description

Public Health has grown to encompass many disciplines and to focus on disease prevention in communities and across healthcare settings. The Graduate Certificate in Public Health Administration provides foundational skills and knowledge in working with local communities, government agencies and community-based non-profit agencies to develop health initiatives and evaluate their outcomes.

Admission Requirments

Applicants are required to have an undergraduate grade-point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.99-2.75 will be required to submit an official report of the Graduate Record Examination (General Test) scores for admission consideration.

Certificate Requirements

MPH 6901Public Health Concepts3
MPH 6905Health Services Administration in Public Health3
MPH 6906Policy and Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health3
MPH 6907Grant Writing in Public Health Practice3
Total Semester Hours12

Certificate Learning Outcomes

  1. Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings
  2. Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels
  3. Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health
  4. Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs
  5. Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention
  6. Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management
  7. Select methods to evaluate public health programs
  8. Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence
  9. Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes
  10. Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations
  11. Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity
  12. Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making
  13. Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges
  14. Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors
  15. Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation
  16. Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content
  17. Perform effectively on interprofessional teams
  18. Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue
  19. Prepare proposals for funding from external sources.