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Certificate in the Foundations of Public Health (CFPH) - Online Program
Apply online to the Certificate in the Foundations of Public Health (CFPH) distance-learning program.
Apply now for Fall 2014! The Fall 2014 application deadline is July 15, 2014. This is a hard deadline for the online application form and a soft deadline for supplemental materials. Please contact CFPHinquiries@umich.edu if you have any questions..
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Join us for a one-hour virtual session to learn about the unique features of online learning at SPH, the benefits of the Certificate credential to your career advancement and to answer your questions about the application process. No special software is required, simply headphones or speakers.
The Certificate in the Foundations of Public Health is a 16-hour interdepartmental online program that offers coursework in each of the 5 major disciplines of public health for students wishing to earn graduate credit. Courses are taught by University of Michigan School of Public Health faculty using distance learning. Credits may be transferable to a degree program within UM SPH or to other schools of public health.
The certificate program offers flexibility in study for those wishing to develop foundational skills in public health without the commitment of pursuing a graduate degree. Benefits include:
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The following comprise the required courses of the Certificate in the Foundations of Public Health. Read descriptions and outlines of the courses.
Those who would benefit from CFPH coursework include, but are not limited to:
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The current rate for Michigan residents is $921 for the first credit hour and $1,018 for each additional credit hour. There are mandatory fees of $97.19 per term in addition to tuition.
The current rate for non-Michigan residents is $1,023 for the first credit hour and $1,120 for each additional credit hour. There are mandatory fees of $97.19 per term in addition to tuition.
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by the Regents of the University, have been updated for Fall 2013 and typically change in the fall term.
For the certificate program:
Experience the online program at your own pace, with the convenience distance learning offers.
View a sample course presentation regarding the use of theory to understand health behavior.
For more information, email us at CFPHinquiries@umich.edu or call 734-764-5425.
Flexibility in study for those wishing to develop foundational skills in public health without the commitment of pursuing a graduate degree:
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