Online Certificate in the Fundamentals of Public Health

Advance your career. Learn the fundamentals of public health online from the world-class University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM SPH) without ever traveling to campus.

The 16-credit graduate program, is taught by leading UM SPH faculty and comprised of the following five courses:

  • Principles of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Psychosocial Factors in Health-Related Behavior
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Strategies and Uses of Epidemiology
  • Survey of the U.S. Health Care System

The cost of the entire program is equivalent to one semester of graduate work at UM SPH, and is billed by the course. All U.S. residents pay in-state tuition rates.

If you’d like to get an idea of what the program is like, explore the Online Experience ( You may also view an excerpt from a sample class discussing why theory is important in understanding health behaviors. To access the online application and for more details about the CFPH program, visit the CFPH website:

For more information, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at or 734.615.2950.