Loyola University Chicago

Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

Public Health Certificate


820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Public Health Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

Loyola's commitment to serve people who live on the margins and suffer other injustices includes efforts to eliminate disparities in access to health care in Chicago and throughout the world. The Public Health Certificate (PHC) program trains students to address racial and economic health disparities through public health research, practice, and advocacy. Loyola's campuses, in racially and economically diverse communities, provide "real-world" experience during your certificate courses, and our health professionals and faculty are committed to promoting social justice in the Jesuit tradition.

Graduates with a Public Health Certificate from Loyola will possess the following knowledge, skills, and professional values required to address public health concerns in your field of health care or pursue apply the credits to a master's in public health:


  • You will be proficient in the core public health disciplines, including epidemiology, biostatistics and health policy.
  • You will have a foundation to explore further training in public health and/or global health.


  • Evidence-based approaches to research.
  • Health care systems planning and management.
  • Leadership and communication.

Professional Values

  • Communication and interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty and students.
  • Commitment to social justice in the Jesuit tradition.


Students must complete 12 credit hours (4 courses) of introductory coursework including:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Public Health Principles and Practice
  • One pre-approved elective

The PHC program may be completed online.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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