Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Public Health Core Concepts

Kansas State University

12 months
959 USD/credit 14385 USD/year
959 USD/credit 14385 USD/year
428 USD/credit 6420 USD/year
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The certificate program in Public Health Core Concepts at Kansas State University is designed to give individuals, both working professionals and graduate students on campus with no formal public health education, a strong foundation of knowledge in the five core concept areas in public health.


The Public Health Core Concepts courses required for the certificate are the same ones required in the core concept areas for the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program currently offered at Kansas State University. These five areas meet the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH) program accreditation standards. 

The following are the basic or core competencies in each of the five discipline areas:

  • Biostatistics: collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, and interpretation of health data; design and analysis of health-related surveys and experiments; and concepts and practice of statistical data analysis.
  • Epidemiology: distributions and determinants of disease, disabilities, and death in human populations; the characteristics and dynamics of human populations; and the natural history of disease and the biologic basis of health.
  • Environmental Health Sciences: environmental factors including, biological, physical, and chemical factors that affect the health of a community.
  • Health Services Administration: planning, organization, administration, management, evaluation, and policy analysis of health programs.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: concepts and methods of social and behavioral sciences relevant to the identification and the solution of public health problems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Health
  • Administration of Health Care Organizations
  • Social and Behavioral Bases of Public Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


15 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All international students admitted to the Graduate School must demonstrate the same level of achievement as U.S. students. That is, they must hold a degree from an established institution comparable to a college or university in the United States, have an outstanding undergraduate record, have the demonstrated ability to do graduate work, and provide evidence of language proficiency sufficient for the pursuit of a graduate degree. Admission may be denied to students from technical schools, which may provide excellent training in special areas, but do not offer degrees equivalent to those of colleges and universities. As a rule, students from abroad are not admitted to nondegree status (that is, as special students). Questions about the qualifications of international students should be directed to the Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14385 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 959 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    14385 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 959 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 428 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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