Population Health Management (CERT)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Application requirements are submitted to the Graduate School and include:

  • Graduate application submitted to the Graduate School
  • Official transcripts indicating conferral of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • One-page personal statement written by the applicant that is a clear, substantive description of his or her goals in public health and healthcare management.
  • Application fee

For specific information about the degree program or the application process, students should contact Pam Renner.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted for the Fall and Spring semester. There are no Summer admissions. Preferred, to facilitate processing, application deadlines are August 1 for Fall starts and November 15 for Spring starts.

Certificate Requirements

12 credit hours of required coursework

PHMS 505Governance and Management of Healthcare Organizations3
PHMS 520Foundations of Public Health in Health Management3
PHMS 610Health Policy and Analysis3
PHMS 625Population Health Management3
Minimum Total Hours12

If a student chooses to pursue the Master of Science in Health Administration (MHSA) degree at any time after enrolling in or completing the Certificate program, then all coursework completed within the preceding three years with a grade of B or better may be applied towards the coursework for the MSHA degree.

MSHA graduates or currently enrolled MSHA students are not intended to be eligible to receive their certificate as the CAHME-accredited degree is appropriate and sufficient development and credentialing.

Formerly enrolled MSHA students may apply for certificate admission and utilize previously earned credits (grades of B or higher) toward certificate completion.


The School of Public Health and Information Sciences is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The University of Louisville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

For more information, see the School of Public Health and Information Sciences accreditation webpage.