Certificate Applicants

How to apply


  • Application deadline for summer start: March 1
  • Application deadline for spring start: November 1

Review the application requirements listed below. International applicants must also complete the requirements outlined on our international applicants​ page.

Current degree-seeking students who are interested in adding a certificate should contact ColoradoSPH.Admissions@cuanschutz.edu to be connected to the certificate director.

Go to SOPHAS Express and create an account.

Fill out the application.

  • For designations, if you are planning on choosing the Certificate in Public Health Sciences, be sure to choose one of the following university campuses: University of Northern Colorado campus, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, or the Colorado State University Campus.
  • In the supporting information section, upload your statement of interest in the attachments section.
  • In addition, in the supporting information section, click on "evaluations" to submit your request for a letter of recommendation​. Provide the name and email address of the person completing your letter of recommendation and an email and link from SOPHAS Express will automatically be generated to that person.

Have your official college transcripts sent directly from your colleges or universities (or from World Education Services if you are an international student) to our Office of Academic & Student Affairs by mail or email. Transcripts sent by applicants will not be accepted.

Submit your completed application electronically through SOPHAS Express as well as all required supporting documents.

Admissions requirements

Certificates and the MPH program

Students may complete certificates prior to or concurrently with the Master of Public Health. If a certificate student intends to pursue the MPH after successful completion of the certificate program, the student will need to formally apply to the MPH program and complete all of the admission requirements of the MPH program. Students who complete a ColoradoSPH certificate program are not guaranteed admission to the MPH program.

A maximum of 21 credits taken in the certificate may be transferred into the MPH program. Of these 21, no more than 9 credits may be from coursework taken as a non-degree student. Students interested in seeking an MPH concurrently or following a specialty certificate (i.e. any certificate except Public Health Sciences), can apply no more than 9 credits to both programs.

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