Certificate in Advanced Public Health Practice


To be admitted into the certificate program, the applicant must:

  • Be admitted to Wichita State University in a degree program or in non-degree seeking A status. All policies relative to admissions apply. International students will not be issued an I-20 for certificate programs alone. International students may obtain this certificate only while concurrently pursuing a graduate degree.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.000 (on a 4.000 scale).

Program Requirements 

An undergraduate certificate in advanced public health practice (UGC-APHP) allows undergraduate students and working professionals to expand their skill and knowledge of public health practice. The UGC-APHP provides advanced preparation for working in the field of public health.

The UGC-APHP is comprised of 12 total credit hours. Students who complete this certificate and then wish to complete the Bachelor of Science in health management have earned 12 of the required 59 to 60-credit hours and can then complete their degree within two to three semesters. The curriculum can be completed within one academic year, with entry to the program allowed in fall, spring or summer semesters and may be completed entirely online by selecting online-only course options. The certificate may also be pursued concurrently with degree programs such as anthropology, biology, business management, general business, pre-med, social work and clinical disciplines in the College of Health Professions.

Course Title Hours
Required Courses
PHS 408Adaptive Leadership3
PHS 410Health Communication3
PHS 617Public Health Practice3
PHS 618Population Health Analytics3
Total Credit Hours12