Public Health Training (CERT)

Admission Requirements

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

The application requirements for programs at the University of Louisville are submitted to the Graduate School and include:

  • Graduate application submitted to the Graduate School
  • Official transcripts indicating conferral of a bachelor’s degree
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation related to the applicant’s academic or professional history
  • Application fee
  • Students whose primary language is not English must show English language proficiency by attaining one of the following:
    • TOEFL score of 90 or higher (after conversion for test type)
    • IELTS test score of 6.5 or higher
    • Duolingo English test score of 105 or higher
  • Demonstration of a degree award from an acceptable English language institution, as formally documented by an appropriate institutional official.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted for the Fall and Spring semester. There are no Summer admissions. There is no formal deadline.

For information on the application process, please contact the program coordinator at:

Email: sphismph@louisville.edu 

Phone: (502) 852-6263.

Certificate Requirements

 Curriculum

Twelve (12) credit hours of required coursework

Academic Standing

To maintain good academic standing in the Certificate in Public Health Training program, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for all coursework in the program. A student must be in good academic standing in order to receive the degree.

Any Certificate in Public Health Training student with a program cumulative GPA below 3.0 will be placed in probationary status. Any student who remains in probationary status for two consecutive terms may be considered for dismissal from the program.

PHST 500Introduction to Biostatistics for Health Sciences I (Offered Fall semesters)3
PHMS 501Introduction to Public Health Practice and Administration (Offered Fall semesters)3
PHPB 501Introduction to Public Health Behavior (Offered Spring semesters)3
PHEP 501Introduction to Epidemiology (Offered Spring semesters)3
Minimum Total Hours12

If a student chooses to pursue the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at any time after enrolling 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 MPH degree.