Certificate Programs

Students admitted to an on-campus degree program at U-M can augment their studies by participating in a certificate program. These programs were designed so they could be completed without adding additional credits to the requirements for a degree. As part of their degree, program, students simply take a certain number of approved courses in their desired certificate area.  Please note: course credits earned may only be counted toward one certificate program and one degree program, i.e., credits cannot be triple counted toward two certificate programs and a degree program. 

If you are interested in pursuing one of these graduate certificates, please determine your eligibility and review the certification process.

Certificate in Global Health

Entails a minimum of 13 credits of coursework focusing on public health issues resulting from the globalization of the world's economies, cultures, production systems, transnational policies, and increasingly shared environments. An application is not required to take courses toward completion of the Global Health Certificate.

Certificate in Health Care Infection Prevention and Control

The Certificate in Health Care Infection Prevention & Control provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to work in infection prevention and control, including surveillance, clinical microbiology, and infectious disease epidemiology. In addition to the 3 required core classes and 2 electives, CHIP participants will be given preference for infection control internships in Michigan.

Certificate in Health Informatics

The Certificate in Health Informatics joins the expertise of the School of Public Health and the School of Information. The Certificate exposes students to key concepts related to the use of data and technology in designing, evaluating and implementing healthcare policy and interventions in support of individual and population health. Completion of the GCHI requires 18 credit hours of coursework across the School of Information and School of Public Health.

Certificate in Injury Science

The Certificate in Injury Science is designed to actively engage students in coursework and internships that will enhance their knowledge and competencies in injury science. Twelve to 13 credits are required to complete this certificate.

Certificate in Public Health Genetics 

Offers a unique educational experience while addressing the biology, technology, applications, responsibilities, and issues of genetics information, which will play an increasing role in our understanding of health and disease.

Certificate in Risk Science and Human Health 

The Graduate Certificate in Risk Science and Human Health is designed to equip students from various backgrounds with a basic understanding of how to begin addressing increasingly complex human health risks in a rapidly changing technological, social, economic, and political landscape.