In about the same time it takes to earn your degree,
earn a cutting-edge certificate.

In about the same time it takes to earn your degree, earn an additional cutting-edge certificate. Pitt Public Health offers nine unique certificates that allow students to enhance their degrees and increase job opportunities. Degree-seeking students can earn the certificates through concurrent enrollment, often without adding any additional time to their degree program.

Certificate programs are also open to public health professionals already working in the field as 15-credit stand-alone graduate certificates. Applicants must adhere to school-wide admission requirements, and must apply through SOPHAS if not already enrolled as a degree-seeking student.

Health Care Systems Engineering

Offered jointly by the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering and Pitt Public Health, this program provides students with specific competencies and analytical tools required for effective problem solving relevant to quality improvement and process engineering in the health care industry. Students are equipped to serve as quality champions and agents of change in addressing the challenges health care faces in the twenty-first century. Engineering students gain knowledge of health care operations, the organizational culture, and the strategic issues facing the industry. Health care management students will learn engineering principles, models, and tools within a systems approach to analysis, problem-solving, and project implementation. Read more…

Health Systems Leadership and Management

Individuals who are on a career path to become a leader of a health care organization will benefit from having focused training that enhances their competencies in the domains of transformation, execution, and interpersonal skills. Students enrolled in this certificate program will complete foundational coursework in healthcare finance, health policy analysis, quality assessment, and the strategic management of healthcare organizations. As an integrative experience, each certificate student will engage in an applied research project with a team of faculty who will support the student during the conceptualization, design, analysis, and interpretation of results. The certificate prepares students for employment in roles such as medical director, quality officer, and department chief. Read more…