Certificate in Public Health

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Public Health offers the Certificate in Public Health, administered by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Students in the certificate program can do a mix of online and face to face courses.

Application  Process:

To apply for admission to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Certificate in Public Health program, applicants are required to complete the online application.  Deadlines for both international and domestic students are October 15 for Spring applicants, March 1 for Summer applicants, and June 1 for Fall applicants.  Applications are received by clicking this link below and completing the Online Admissions Application.  

Admissions requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • The applicant's undergraduate record including grade point average (based on a 4.0 system).
  • Two letters of recommendation, which can be from former faculty or current employer.
  • A statement of purpose describing why the student is interested in the online certification.
  • A personal interview may be requested.

Course Requirements To Complete the Certification

  • Completion of 15 semester credit hours* of required coursework to introduce students to the knowledge and skills of the five core disciplines of public health
  • Certificate courses (Click HERE to view Online Curriculum):
    • Social & Behavioral Health Sciences
    • Introduction to Epidemiology
    • Basic Environmental Health Sciences
    • Public Health Policy
    • Introduction to Biostatistics

*If a student decides to pursue the MPH degree, the 15 credit hours can be transferred over into the MPH degree if the student meets all criteria, which includes taking the GRE exam.  

Questions regarding the Certificate should be directed to:

Lubbock Campus

Abilene Campus

John Baker, Student Affairs Advocate
3601 4th St., Stop 6206, Room 5BC100
Lubbock, TX  79430
T: 806.743.2556

Patrick Lloyd, Associate Director of Student Services
1650 Pine Street, Office 1104
Abilene, TX  79601
T: 325.696.0413