Program Description


The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is designed to meet the needs of professionals seeking to gain supplemental knowledge in public health.  With a unique emphasis on health disparities and health equity, the certificate prepares learners to collaborate with, conduct research in, and work in a variety of public health settings including public and private health care organizations, health research facilities, social service and environmental health agencies, and government institutions. 

About Northeastern Illinois University

Founded in 1867, Northeastern has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of Northeastern and in the social fabric of its student body. The University has an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students; African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students represent roughly 60 percent of the student body.