Master of Public Health (MPH) Program

Certificate Program

The Applied Research Methods in Public Health Certificate

The Applied Research Methods in Public Health Certificate consists of 5 courses (15 credits) and builds on the strength of Lehman’s Public Health Program. This certificate is designed to attract and prepare health care professionals working in hospitals, community health centers and other healthcare facilities in the Bronx and/or the metropolitan region to develop or up-grade their research skills and knowledge of public health.  The Certificate Program can also serve as an entry into the MPH Program for students who maintain good standing throughout the certificate program.  The Certificate Program credits will transfer into the MPH Program if students are accepted through the formal application process.

Courses include:

PHE 600 – Biostatistics in Public Health

PHE 606 – Public Health Epidemiology

PHE 723 – Advanced Methods in Epidemiology

PHE 710 – Applications of Research Methods in Public Health

PHE 700 or a PHE elective with Advisor’s permission


The admissions requirements will include submission of:
  • an undergraduate transcript with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and a graduate transcript, if applicable
  • a current CV
  • 3 years of public health or health-related work experience
  • 2 academic and/or professional letters of recommendation
  • a personal essay or statement

By the completion of this certificate, students will be expected to:

  • Apply basic statistical measures and methods correctly to public health data.
  • Calculate basic descriptive epidemiologic measures.
  • Select epidemiologic designs to answer research questions.
  • Apply epidemiological and statistical concepts using a subset of a national dataset to answer a given research question and test the hypotheses associated with it.
  • Interpret results of applied epidemiological and statistical concepts to an individually selected research problem.



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