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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Sep 27, 2021
 
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Evaluation of Public Health Promotion and Health Education Programs Certificate


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Demand for comprehensive program evaluations is rising in a range of public and private organizations dealing with the health and social welfare needs of populations in the United States as well as worldwide. Graduates with a specialization in program evaluation in public health have expanded opportunities for employment in organizations such as health departments and ministries of health, health and hospital systems, educational programs, philanthropic foundations, and consulting firms. Students in the BCHS program evaluation certificate study under expert faculty and research staff. Students are trained in the application of both quantitative and qualitative methods for evaluation, and have the opportunity to participate directly on interdisciplinary evaluation teams on actual community-based projects. The evaluation concentration typically involves taking courses in basic and advanced evaluation methods, qualitative approaches, health survey methods, and the evaluation practicum. 

Requirements for the Certificate


This program trains students to apply both quantitative and qualitative methods for interdisciplinary evaluation of a range of community-based public health projects.

Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to Pitt Public Health.

  • Masters students must complete 15 graduate credits, including a 3-credit (400 hours) applied evaluation internship under the supervision of a designated faculty member, and 6 credits of electives.
  • Doctoral students must complete 15 graduate credits, including a 3 credit (320 hour) applied evaluation internship under the supervision of a designated faculty member, and 6 credits of electives including 3 credits of seminar in advanced evaluation techniques.
  • The certificate program is designed to be completed in four semesters of full-time study, but completion time may vary. 

Note: Some additional credits that do not apply to any degree or other certificate must be completed for each certificate program.

Required Courses

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