MD—Graduate Certificate in Public Health


Students admitted to the Indiana University School of Medicine, at any of the nine IUSM campuses, are eligible to apply to the MD/Public Health Certificate program at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. This combination will prepare you to balance your career between direct medical care of individuals and public health practice within communities. It will also expand your career options by making you more marketable for a wide variety of careers (i.e. global health, hospital leadership, health policy, health research, non-profit management, environmental health, and refugee and immigrant health).

The MD/Public Health Certificate (15 credits) includes five core public health courses. These courses are typically completed online during the summer after the first year of medical school, however, they can be taken at other times as well.

  • Graduate Certificate in Public Health Curriculum

    Take all five course for 15 hours

    • PBHL E517 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • PBHL A519 Environmental Science in Public Health (3 credits)
    • PBHL S500 Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health (3 credits)
    • PBHL H501 U.S. Health Care Systems and Health Policy (3 credits)
    • PBHL B551 Biostatistics for Public Health (3 credits)