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School & Program Updates

BU: Graduate Certificate in Public Health Offered Online

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) has now made it more convenient for Master of Public Health students to complete the four required courses in the program’s integrated core curriculum: As of fall 2019, students have the option to complete all four courses online.

For students or working professionals who would like to gain fundamental public health knowledge without enrolling in a full MPH degree program, the four online courses also satisfy the Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

The classes — “Quantitative Methods for Public Health,” “Leadership and Management for Public Health,” “Health Systems, Law, and Policy,” and “Individual, Community, and Population Health” — provide students with the same foundational public health knowledge and skills that they would receive in person. The courses are also taught by the same experienced BUSPH faculty members who teach the courses on campus.

The online curriculum enables students to study the material at their own pace and then log on through the web conferencing tool Zoom for weekly live classes, where they can see and interact with the professor and other students in the class.

“By offering these core courses online, our students can make progress in their programs from anywhere at any time,” says Dr. Lisa Sullivan, associate dean for education and professor of biostatistics at BUSPH, who teaches the “Quantitative Methods” course.

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