FAQ

Why should I get a Public Health Certificate in Food Protection (PHCert-PRR)?
This certificate program offers working professionals with baccalaureate or advanced degrees the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills to understand, assess, and manage population health in public health, health care, and human services settings. Many students will use their public health knowledge and skills to enhance effectiveness and opportunities in their current work or career path.

Who is eligible for the program?
The certificate is designed for working professionals in health or human services who have at least a baccalaureate degree.

How long does the program take?
The certificate must be completed within four years of matriculation. The courses are completed by attending the Public Health Institute, which is held annually for three weeks during the end of May/beginning of June. The minimum amount of time to complete the PHCert-PRR is 13 months. This requires full-time attendance of at least two PHIs.

Can I transfer credits from the certificate to a degree program at the School of Public Health?
Credits acquired while taking the required curriculum in the PHCert-PRR may be credited to an MPH within the School of Public Health under certain circumstances.

Is financial aid available?
No, students accepted to the Public Health Certificate in Food Protection are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

Are scholarships available for students in Public Health Certificate in Food Protection?
Limited scholarship may be available for PHC-FP students, but the availability of funds varies from year to year. Information about funding opportunities are usually available in February.

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