Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Gain additional skills in public health or prepare for transitioning into a new career field.

Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Public Health program helps professionals further expand their skills and knowledge to become more effective leaders and change agents in the public health field to.

Completing a Walden certificate gives you added credentials and expertise in providing effective health solutions. You can learn how to:

  • Develop more efficient healthcare delivery
  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Make a positive difference in people’s lives in global communities

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More about our certificate programs

Since our certificate programs are offered at different levels, your level of prior education varies. You will be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment specialist will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

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Why study at Walden?

"The academic specialist I spoke with really helped clarify my priorities and evaluate what option was best for me."

Tira Wallace | Master of Public Health (MPH) Student

Note on Program Accreditation

Walden University applied to the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for accreditation of its Master of Public Health (MPH) program on September 20, 2014. The accreditation review will address only the MPH program; other degree programs and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review.

Note on Certification

The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) offers the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential as a voluntary core credential for public health professionals. Individuals who have a bachelor’s degree and at least five subsequent years of public health work experience will be eligible to take the CPH exam. However, for individuals without these qualifications, a candidate must be an alumni of a school or program of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

While Walden's MPH program is an applicant for CEPH accreditation, the program is not yet accredited; thus, Walden MPH graduates must have at least five years of post-baccalaureate public health work experience in order to sit for the CPH exam. Students should evaluate all requirements related to national credentialing agencies and exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the CPH credential, students should visit

CEPH Accreditation Applicant Status

Walden University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program is currently an applicant for accreditation through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Our preliminary self-study report was submitted to CEPH in September 2018, and our final self-study report was submitted to CEPH in March 2019. A team of external reviewers, selected by CEPH, conducted an on-site visit April 29–30, 2019. CEPH Board of Councilors will formally notify Walden’s MPH program of their accreditation decision in early October 2019.


A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission,