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Health Systems Leadership Public Health Graduate Certificate


Program Description

Sample plan of study

Frequently asked questions

Graduate faculty information

Admission requirements

Tuition & Fees

Contact information



Program Description

The online Public Health Graduate Certificate - Health Systems Leadership option is specifically designed to prepare graduates to work in a leadership role with an organization that works with public health programs. Public Health is the practice of helping members of society live healthier, longer lives by promoting healthy lifestyles through education and community engagement. More specifically, public health improves the general health of communities by monitoring the spread of diseases and supporting initiatives – both clinical and policy-oriented – to prevent disease and disability. Practitioners are educated in a wide array of academic and vocational fields, and they often collaborate on interprofessional teams to achieve goals.

Students in the program can choose to complete the degree at a distance through videoconferencing into the live course in real time. Students may choose to take a combination of distance-based and on-campus courses. 

Graduate certificates are an excellent way to earn credentials and decide if a full master's program is right for you. Credits offered in this program can be transferred into the full online Master of Public Health program.

The Health Systems Leadership Public Health option includes 16 credits and can be completed in one academic year.


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Sample Plan of Study

Total Credits : 16


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Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q.'s will be added at a later date.




For information about graduate faculty for this program as well as their current research interests, visit the Public Health Graduate Certificate bulletin page.




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For current admission requirements, visit the Public Health Graduate Certificate bulletin page.


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Contact Information

NDSU College of Health Professions
Phone: 701-231-6549
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: https://www.ndsu.edu/publichealth/certificate/

NDSU Graduate School 
Phone: 701-231-7033
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/gradschool/



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