Certificate in Community Oral Health

If you are interested in improving access to oral health care with a community-based approach, consider applying to the Online Certificate in Community Oral Health. The program is suitable to a wide swath of backgrounds (such as healthcare workers, public health practitioners, pre-med or pre-dental students, dental hygienists, social workers, future health care providers, health care workers/professionals, health administrators or educators, communicators, policy makers, and advocates), with interest on developing a career on Community Oral Health.

The COH Certificate is a 1-year program, with courses available in the fall and spring trimesters.

Application Deadlines

Fall – July 15th
Spring – November 15th


We are accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and University Committee of Academic Review (UCAR). We do not provide stipends nor is this a clinical training program.

Program Details

Program Length*12 months (estimated)
Courses / Units6 Courses / 13 Units
Program DirectorMina Habibian, DMD, MSc, PhD
Rolling AdmissionFall, Spring, Summer
PrerequisitesBA / BS
Student TypeUS / International Clinicians, Healthcare, Public Health, Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Hygienists, Social Workers, Policymakers and more.
Program TypePart-Time
Delivery Format90% online learning, 10% educational activities
Typical Week2-3 streaming video lectures, 1 live video conference, online quizzes
Employment ImpactAble to work full-time with courses
In-Person BootcampSummer only, 1 week
Capstone ProjectPracticum where student develops a project within a community or organization. Includes two elective tracks for vulnerable populations, community healthcare and project administration.
Estimated Tuition*$2244 unit

*Following the approved program of study. Actual completion times vary depending on the length of time required to complete all of the program courses.
**Tuition adjusted annually

Certificate Program Curriculum

The Community Oral Health Certificate Program is a 12 month program. Courses outlined by trimester are completed throughout the 12 month period.

Online Courses

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