Why Earn an Advanced Certificate in Public Health?
As we live through a global pandemic, we're reminded daily of society's need for skilled
public health experts. These professionals prevent humanity from disease and narrow
health inequities across societies, globally.
Why Earn an Advanced Certificate in Public Health from SUNY Downstate?
This 15-credit program is your first step to an advanced degree in public health.
You'll take the same core curriculum as students in our master's degree program. And
you'll benefit from the world-class facilities of Brooklyn's only academic medical
Each of our programs is backed by a commitment to narrow health inequities in urban
and immigrant populations. In Brooklyn, where many of our 2.3 million residents are
immigrants, these gaps are especially evident. Studies prove people who live here
are disproportionately affected by many common diseases. Their needs are at the center
of our program.
What You Will Learn
- If you want to gain a basic foundation in public health, expand your skill set or
update your resume, this program is for you.
- Your classes will mirror the core curriculum taken by students in our MPH degree program.
- Courses include Principles of Biostatistics; Program Design and Evaluation; Issues
in Environmental Health; Principles of Epidemiology; and Introduction to Health Policy