Tuition & Fees
The cost of the certificate program is equivalent to the tuition & fees for enrolling in 15 credit hours in UTMB's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Information regarding tuition & fees can be found here.
The certificate program requires the completion of the five courses listed below for a total of 15 credit hours. Credits cannot be transferred from other schools, and courses cannot be waived. All courses are residential.
Students must complete all courses within 3 years of admission, and must obtain a grade of C or better in each course. To earn the certificate, the student's average grade point average (GPA) on the required courses must be at least 3.0.
Applications for the Certificate in Public Health are due by May 1st for the fall semester and by October 1st for the spring semester.
Applicants affiliated with UTMB (students, faculty, staff, fellows, etc.) must apply here: https://www.utmb.edu/OnlineApp/.
All external applicants must applying using SOPHAS Express.
- Unofficial transcripts - Applicants must have completed a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree (or the foreign equivalent) at a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Recommendation - Only one letter of recommendation is required for applicants to the certificate program. It is highly recommended that the letter come from an individual who can speak to the applicant's academic abilities.
- Personal Statement - This essay must describe the applicant's past education, work/volunteer experiences, and career objectives. Applicants are encouraged to describe their interest in the certificate program, area(s) of research/professional interest, interest in UTMB, and how the certificate will apply to their career goals.
Test scores, such as the GRE, are not required for the certificate program.
Once admission into the certificate program is offered by UTMB and accepted by the applicant, new students will be required to submit official transcripts.