Public Health Leadership Certificate

Parent Entity: 
Medicine, Boonshoft School of » Population and Public Health Sciences
Program Type: 
Graduate Certificate
Degree Type: 

Program Description:

The Public Health Leadership (PHL) Certificate Program provides graduate students skills and a working knowledge of administrative principles necessary in applied public health and related professional settings.  Those who complete the prescribed coursework in this certificate program will have achieved advanced competencies in strategy, leadership, and organizational effectiveness.  In addition, certificate students will have the flexibility to focus their study in budgeting, ethics, communications, grant writing or management.

Admissions Requirements:

The PHL Certificate Program requires acceptance by the Graduate School as a non-degree student. A supplemental application along with a two-page personal statement is required.  At a minimum, applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited University and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Wright State University graduate degree-seeking students are also eligible for the certificate provided they apply before satisfying more than half of the program's required credit hours.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Knowledge of strategy and management principles related to public health and health care settings.
  • Knowledge of leadership principles.
  • Understand the concepts of organizational design, behavior, and culture.
  • Apply strategic analysis and thinking to decisions made in health care organizations.
  • Describe and use behavioral strategies to improve leadership, interpersonal and general management skills.