Considering a Graduate Certificate? Why Not One in Population Health?

The paradigm has shifted.  The current health system is broken. We are moving to a new model that stresses population health. Jefferson’s Graduate Certificate in Population Health from the Jefferson School of Population Health is intended for current and emerging leaders who want to thrive under Health Reform and implement real world solutions.

  • 5 online courses (15 credits)
  • 21 months to complete
  • $725 per credit

The Certificate will enable you to:

  1. Define the population health paradigm and its relationship to the chronic care model.
  2. Describe ways in which a population health perspective reorders existing healthcare priorities and establishes new priorities in areas such as prevention, evidence-based practice, comparative effectiveness, public health and health policy.
  3. Identify and address key determinants of population health outcomes.  
  4. Identify and characterize key stakeholders, including governmental and private sector institutions, and analyze how their complex relationships influence population health outcomes. 
  5. Analyze the impact of health care and health services on population health outcomes and identify strategies for improving healthcare quality and safety.
  6. Analyze the relationship of population health outcomes to health economics and to value in health care. 


  • Population Health and Its Management
  • U.S. Healthcare Organization and Delivery
  • Intro to Healthcare Quality and Safety
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Chronic Care Management
  • Intro to Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Admissions Considerations

  • Bachelor’s degree with GPA of 3.0
  • GRE or other graduate entrance exam or graduate degree or 9 graduate credits

For more information: or 215-503-0174


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