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Public Health Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Performance Improvement

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School of Public Health
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Contact Information
School of Public Health, MMC 819, A395 Mayo Memorial Building, 420 Delaware Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-626-3500 OR 1-800-774-8636, Fax: 612-624-4498)
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Performance Improvement PBacc Cert
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
NOTE: APPLICATIONS FOR THIS CERTIFICATE ARE NOT CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED. The public health certificate in performance improvement trains students to understand and apply quality improvement methods at both the systems and organizational level. The program will provide the tools needed in order to achieve and maintain high process performance. The certificate provides participants with hands-on knowledge about how to improve processes in their respective organizations. By so doing, best practices will be diffused, and process performance will improve public health services. This certificate addresses concerns voiced by the National Board of Public Health Examiners, the Public Health Accreditation Board, and the Council on Education for Public Health to provide more educational opportunities in performance improvement to working public health professionals.
This program is accredited by Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Program Delivery
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 100
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 600
    • Total Score: 7.0
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Required Coursework
PUBH 6765 - Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Techniques (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6780- Advanced Performance Improvement Methods in Public Health (2 cr)
PUBH 6780 - Public Health Process Improvement Project - Practicum (3 cr)
PUBH 6780 - Performance Management and Transformational Change (2 cr)
Students choose 2 elective credits with their advisor.
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PUBH 6765 - Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/practical applications of concepts, tools, techniques of continuous quality improvement (QI) in public health/health care.