The Certificate in Population Health is a 12-credit hour program that offers a secondary credential for graduate and professional students preparing to enter the healthcare, public policy, or community-based organization sectors, such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, social work, and public administration. The Certificate program is designed to broaden the student’s understanding of population health, population-level determinants of health, health disparities, and improving health disparities through public health research, intervention, and advocacy.
The Certificate in Population Health is designed for students who plan to work in careers outside of public health, but who wish to apply concepts of population health and promote health equity in their professional careers.
The following are required:
Hudson College of Public Health applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applications will be reviewed as they are complete. All materials must be submitted by the deadlines listed below for full consideration.
Certificate in Population Health:
- Spring: December 15
- Fall: August 1
- Summer: May 1
CURRENT OU STUDENTS OR ALUMNI APPLICATION PROCESS
Application Instructions for Current OU Students and OU Alumni can be found here.
NON-OU STUDENTS OR ALUMNI APPLICATION PROCESS
STEP 1: SOPHAS APPLICATION
Submit a SOPHAS application (www.sophas.org) and required fee (click here to review information regarding SOPHAS fees and fee waivers). The documentation identified in the ‘Admission Requirements’ section must be submitted in SOPHAS.
STEP 2: SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION
Applicants to the OU Hudson College of Public Health are required to submit a supplemental application and fee. The supplemental application is available via the OU Health Sciences Center website at: https://apps.ouhsc.edu/admissions/. Applicants must select the same program(s) in the supplemental application as they did in the SOPHAS application.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no fee for the supplemental application
The Certificate in Population Health is NOT considered a STEM-designated degree program.
A STEM-designated program is an academic program that falls under at least one of the approved categories from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These categories are recognized by the government for their focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. DHS's updated STEM-designated degree list can be found here: https://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/stemList2022.pdf.