Eugene J. Lengerich, VMD, MS
Penn State College of Medicine
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
717-531-0003 ext. 285655
This graduate certificate program is designed to provide non-science students with broad training in the field of public health preparedness. A distance education format is used to accommodate the needs of professionals already active in this area.
The certificate program is an attractive option for those who desire advanced graduate training but do not require the full Master Degree program. It is also ideal for students who wish to move into the degree program once all admissions requirements are fulfilled (e.g., GRE).
The curriculum consists of Public Health Preparedness for Disaster and Bioterrorism Emergencies I and II (PHP 410 and PHP 510; 6 credits), Public Health Evaluation of Disasters and Bioterrorism (PHP 527; 3 credits), and Critical Infrastructure Protection of Health Care Delivery systems (PHP 530; 3 credits).
All applicants must have received from a regionally accredited institution a baccalaureate degree earned under residence and credit conditions substantially equivalent to those required by Penn State. All applicants are expected to have a 3.0 or higher undergraduate grade point average. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, or a total score of 80 with a 19 on the speaking section for the internet-based test. Three letters of recommendation are required. Special backgrounds, abilities, and interests related to homeland security are desirable.
PUBLIC HEALTH (PHP)
PHP 410. Public Health Preparedness for Disaster and Bioterrorism Emergencies I (3)
PHP 510. Public Health Preparedness for Disaster and Bioterrorism Emergencies II (3)
PHP 527. Public Health Evaluation of Disasters and Bioterrorism (3)
PHP 530. Critical Infrastructure Protection of Health Care Delivery Systems (3)
Effective Date: Summer Session 2011
Expiration Date: Summer Session 2016
Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2011
Blue Sheet Item #: 40-02-063
Review Date: 09/27/2011