Certificate in Public Health - Admission Requirements

Thank you for your interest in our Certificate in Public Health program option. Applications are accepted year-round and start dates are available in the fall and spring semesters. 

Please review the following guidelines to complete your application. You may submit all additional required materials to the Clarkson College Admissions office by mail, email or fax. If you have any questions, contact our Admissions team at 402.552.3100 or admissions@clarksoncollege.edu

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted year-round. Students can start Community Health classes in the Fall or Spring. General Education or support courses may be taken during the Summer.

Application Process

Step 1: Complete the online undergraduate application.
Online program applicants: check your state's authorization to apply for online programs. Learn more.

Step 2: Submit the required admissions materials by mail, email or fax. When appropriate, your essay and resume may be emailed to admissions@clarksoncollege.edu. Make sure that your name is clearly visible on all documents.

Required Admissions Materials

Please review the following sections to view individual requirements and materials.

Submit your $35 non-refundable application fee.
You may make a secure payment online. If paying by check or money order, mail your payment to the Clarkson College Admissions office located at 101 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68131.

Each student must meet one of the following:

  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. A minimum of 100 total score on the TOEFL iBT, and a minimum of 250 total score computer-based is required.
  • ACT English score of 20 or higher.
  • Graduation from an accredited U.S. high school.
  • U.S. General Educational Development (GED) Certificate with an English score of 500 or equivalent.
  • Associate's or higher-level degree from a U.S. accredited college or university.

Your essay is crucial in helping us understand your academic and professional goals. Use the following guidelines when writing your essay:

  • What interests you most about the Community Health program? (Please offer any personal insights, work experience, or other relevant information that describes what has led you to apply.)
  • Describe your professional goals. (In 1-2 paragraphs, tell us about what you want to do, or how you plan to use this education in Community Health to help others now and in the future.)
  • How did you hear about this program?

(Required for applicants who have graduated high school within the last two years, unless 31 hours of transfer credit have been completed.)
Your official standardized test score reports must be sent to Clarkson College directly from the College Board, ACT or be recorded on your high school transcript. When you register to take your tests, make sure to indicate on the registration form that you would like your official score report sent directly to Clarkson College. The Clarkson College codes to use are:

  • SAT: 2250
  • ACT: 2436

Official High School Transcript or GED

Official transcripts are sent directly from your high school to Clarkson College and are required for any student entering an undergraduate program.

Official College Transcript

Official college transcripts must be submitted from all colleges and/or universities attended. This includes college-level coursework completed while in high school.

Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Clarkson College Admissions counselors are your first point of contact for all questions.

Kyle Peacock

Kyle Peacock
Admissions Counselor

PH 402.552.6162 | PeacockKyle@clarksoncollege.edu

Kyle Peacock joined Clarkson College as an Admissions Counselor in 2018, and he works with applicants in the Graduate Nursing, RN to BSN, RN to MSN and Community Health program options.

Learn more about Kyle.