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Graduate Certificates in Public Health

1,648 Yearly Graduations
$58,800 Median Salary
$43,492 Median Debt
There are 149 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in public health. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 35% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 9.2% of public health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,648 graduate certificates were awarded to public health majors. This makes it the 2nd most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in public health at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 16,962
Master’s Degree 15,589
Graduate Certificate 1,648
Doctor’s Degree 975
Basic Certificate 669
Associate’s Degree 666
Undergraduate Certificate 60

Earnings of Public Health Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in public health is $58,800. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $49,900 and the high is $59,800.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in public health is $43,492. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $54,746 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $31,092.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $507.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in public health. About 73.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 439
Women 1,209
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Public Health

The racial-ethnic distribution of public health graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 186
Black or African American 189
Hispanic or Latino 131
White 760
International Students 152
Other Races/Ethnicities 230
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Health Graduate Certificate Students

There are 149 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in public health. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
326 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for public health students seekinga graduate certificate is Johns Hopkins University. Each year, around 27,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 326 people received their graduate certificate in public health from Johns Hopkins. Of these students, 72% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois
117 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Benedictine University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in public health. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,084 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,273 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 117 graduate certificates were handed out to public health majors at Benedictine U. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

114 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

A T Still University of Health Sciences comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in public health. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. The public health program at A T Still University of Health Sciences awarded 114 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 51% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University at Albany

Albany, New York
59 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University at Albany. Roughly 17,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 people received their graduate certificate in public health from UAlbany. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#5

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
58 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - Columbia comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in public health. Roughly 30,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 people received their graduate certificate in public health from Mizzou. Of these students, 79% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
44 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Liberty University. Each year, around 85,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

The public health program at Liberty University awarded 44 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 91% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
39 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in public health. Each year, around 48,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 graduate certificates were handed out to public health majors at U-M. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#8

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
38 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Thomas Jefferson University. Roughly 8,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,420 per year.

The public health program at Thomas Jefferson University awarded 38 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 68% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
36 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Chicago. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year.

The public health program at University of Chicago awarded 36 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 64% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

33 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas Health Science Center comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in public health. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 graduate certificates were handed out to public health majors at UNT Health Science Center. About 64% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
30 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in public health. Each year, around 31,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

The public health program at University of Massachusetts Amherst awarded 30 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 70% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
30 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus. Each year, around 32,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

The public health program at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus awarded 30 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 73% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

28 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in public health. Roughly 3,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,788 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,119 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 graduate certificates were handed out to public health majors at UOHSC. About 61% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

The Graduate Center, CUNY

New York, New York
28 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Graduate Center, CUNY is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in public health. Roughly 8,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,930 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 graduate certificates were handed out to public health majors at The Graduate Center. About 79% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

The University of Montana

Missoula, Montana
27 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is The University of Montana. Roughly 10,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,352 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,716 per year.

The public health program at The University of Montana awarded 27 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 81% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

New York University

New York, New York
27 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is New York University. Each year, around 52,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their graduate certificate in public health from NYU. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#17

New York Medical College

Valhalla, New York
26 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York Medical College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in public health. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. The public health program at New York Medical College awarded 26 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#18

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
25 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in public health. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their graduate certificate in public health from GWU. Of these students, 80% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
22 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Drexel University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in public health. Each year, around 24,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,146 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $35,181 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 graduate certificates were handed out to public health majors at Drexel. Of these students, 64% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
20 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Iowa comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in public health. Roughly 31,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

The public health program at University of Iowa awarded 20 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 80% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Public Health Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Public Health 880
Other Public Health 207
Public Health Education & Promotion 132
International Public Health 118
Environmental Health 103

Below are some popular majors that are similar to public health that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 3,386
Mental & Social Health Services 988
Health/Medical Admin Services 906
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 856
Dietetics & Nutrition Services 825

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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