Graduate Certificates

All Milken Institute School of Public Health Master’s degree applicants, and current Milken Institute SPH graduate students, and alumni have a unique opportunity to add a graduate certificate to their degree. The graduate certificate is tailored to meet the needs of the professional public health provider. While each certificate is grounded in one of the traditional areas of public health practice, it remains flexible to assure sufficient exposure to academic coursework in emerging and innovative areas such as public health communications, global health, emergency preparedness, and others.

Combining the Master’s degree in one of our academic departments with a graduate certificate in another department uniquely positions graduates for careers that require both breadth and depth of knowledge and skills in public health and health services. Graduate certificate programs are also open to applicants with a Master’s degree or higher who may wish to gain knowledge and skills in public health or health services. Applicants without Master’s degrees (e.g., public health nursing, RN) may be eligible depending upon their professional experience in public health. The graduate certificate is tailored to the individual’s professional goals. An advisor is assigned to each student to develop the Program of Study. Our graduate certificates are listed below:

Health Administration Generalist

Health Policy*

Long Term Care

Public Health


* We offer both certificates and degrees in this area. If you complete a certificate in this area and later decide to pursue a degree, the certificate courses you've already taken may count towards your degree requirements. Contact one of our admissions counselors for details specific to your particular situation.