The Public Health (MPH) program emphasizes the practical aspects of public health
focusing on rural and underserved populations.
Why a Public Health Certificate?
OSU’s program is grounded in the One-Health initiative promoting research in fields
impacting human health, animal health, and environmental health. The program’s interdisciplinary
education, research, service, and outreach includes the College of Veterinary Medicine
and the Center for Health Sciences.
The OSU MPH program offers a unique opportunity to complete a graduate certificate
in public health. The 15 credit hour graduate certificate in public health can be
completed in one academic calendar year through a range of course offerings including
in-person, hybrid, and online. The certificate emphasizes learning in the five core
competencies of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health,
healthcare administration, and social and behavioral sciences.
The MPH faculty is comprised of researchers and practitioners with a wide array of
experience. This includes working within large public health agencies (e.g. county
and state health departments, community-based organizations), administering grant-funded
public health projects, and the like. This experience is brought into the classroom
where our faculty expertise and scholarly work across a variety of areas.
For example,Dr. Hubach’sresearch at the Center for Health Sciences evaluates methods to advance the HIV care
continuum within rural communities.Dr. Jared Taylor’s research interests at the College of Veterinary Medicine are in population medicine/herd health
and the interaction of veterinary medicine and public health. Together, our faculty
and student partner with local community-based organizations, government, and tribal
communities to advance the health of Oklahomans and beyond.
Graduate Certificate Admissions
Certificate of Public Health in Rural & Underserved Communities
MPH 5203: Evidence-Based Approaches to Public Health -OR-
REMS 5953: Elementary Statistical Methods in Education
HLTH 5323: Advanced Epidemiology
HLTH 5133: Environmental Health
Health Services Administration
HCA 5013: Survey of Healthcare Administration
(Fall – Wednesday 7:20 pm Stillwater & Tulsa; Fall online)
MPH 5653: Foundations of Health Education & Promotion