New certificate program builds skills, increases marketability

The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine announces eleven new graduate certificate programs. The graduate certificates provide a second focus area for the MPH and MSPH degrees. Students may enroll in these graduate certificate programs in fall 2014. The new certificates will be available in the following subjects:

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  • Biostatistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Community Health and Nutrition Program
  • Disaster Management and Resilience
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
  • Program Management
  • Clinical and Translational Research
  • Genetic Epidemiology

“Graduate certificate programs offer students the opportunity to gain a second focus area to supplement their MPH,” says Dr. LuAnn White, interim dean of the school. “The certificate programs are an outcome of a year-long process for curriculum innovation to keep SPHTM at the forefront of public health education.” White cautions that the certificates are not degree programs and are intended for students currently enrolled in the professional master’s degree. Course credit cannot be applied toward both the certificate and the master’s degree. Open or free electives in the degree programs, however, can be used toward the certificates.

”The graduate certificates will give our graduates a competitive edge as they take jobs in public health after graduation,” Dr. White concludes.

Learn more about the new certificate programs and how you can add academic skills and training to an SPHTM master’s degree.

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May 14, 2014
Dee Boling



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