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Apply online to the Certificate in the Foundations of Public Health (CFPH) distance-learning program.
The deadline for Fall 2014 has passed. Please contact us at CFPHinquiries@umich.edu if you have questions regarding fall admission.
The Winter 2015 application will be available in mid-August.
We are currently planning our Virtual Information Session schedule for Fall 2014 regarding Winter 2015 admission.
Virtual Information Sessions provide an opportunity 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. Check back soon for the Fall 2014 schedule.
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 U-M 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:
See why our faculty think CFPH works:
The following comprise the required courses of the Certificate in the Foundations of
Those who would benefit from CFPH coursework include, but are not limited to:
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The current rate* (2014-2015) for Michigan residents is $878 for the first credit hour and $1,042 for each additional credit hour. The current rate* for non-Michigan residents is $983 for the first credit hour and $1,147 for each additional credit hour. There are mandatory fees of $164.19 per term in addition to tuition
Below are sample approximate tuition charges for one term, including the mandatory fee. Your tuition is variable based on the number of courses you elect and the number of courses offered each term. You cannot complete all 16 credit hours in one term.
*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by the Regents of the University, have been updated for Fall 2014 and typically change in the fall term. Complete U-M tuition and fee schedules are available on the Office of the Registrar website.
For the certificate program:
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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