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. 

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

Provides U-M SPH students with the training and experience necessary to help address the problem of healthcare associated infections (HAIs). 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 Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics (GCHI) introduces students to the health informatics field and fundamentals in information science and public health. The program combines SPH's expertise in epidemiology, health management and policy, and health behavior and health education with SI's expertise in the design and evaluation of information systems and services. An application for the certificate is required, and students must meet with the Health Informatics Program Manager to develop an academic plan for certificate completion. Completion of the GCHI requires 18 credit hours of coursework across the School of Information and School of Public Health. Students must receive a B- or higher in each of the courses they plan to use to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate and a minimum overall B average in all certificate courses. We recommend students declare their interest in the certificate early for planning purposes as core courses for the certificate may sometimes conflict with core courses in the primary academic program.

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. An application is not required to take courses toward completion of the Public Health Genetics Certificate.

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. A short application form is required.