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Certifications Available

Certifications Available

BYU MPH Program Certification

Students have the option of completing one or more certificates. Students who choose to complete a certificate will gain specialty in one of five areas: community and behavioral health, epidemiology, family health, global health, or healthcare leadership. Certificates are 18 credits (12-elective credits and 6-credits of field work in the area of the certificate). Students receive a certificate from the Department of Public Health. Completion of the certificates is not noted on academic transcripts.

Public Health Related Certifications

Certified Public Health (CPH)

Students of the BYU MPH program are required to sit for the CPH exam. The CPH credential indicates that graduates have the requisite skills in the core public health competencies. Becoming a certified health professional enhances credentials, adds credibility to the public health profession, and sets a standard of knowledge, professional development and skills in public health.

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Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

Graduates of the MPH program are eligible to sit for the CHES exam because of the health education concentration acquired through many required MPH classes. The CHES credential designates those who have met the standards of responsibilities and competence that guide the health education profession. Becoming a certified health professional enhances credentials, adds credibility to the public health profession, and sets a standard of knowledge, professional development and skills in public health.