Purpose and Intended Audience: Certificate programs offer focused academic training in specific areas of public health. They are designed for currently enrolled Hopkins graduate students and post-doctoral trainees and/or non-degree students. Non-degree students are typically junior to mid-career professionals desiring to gain more knowledge and skills to further their careers. Non-degree students must have earned at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have a strong record of successful academic performance. Bloomberg School of Public Health also offers a wide variety of other training opportunities for students and public health professionals.
Duration: Certificate programs require fewer courses than degree programs. Hopkins graduate students and post-doctoral trainees earn the certificate concurrently with the degree or post-doctoral program. Non-degree students complete the certificate on a part-time basis. Certificate requirements must be completed within three years.
Course Venues: Most certificates can be earned through a combination of courses offered on-campus in Baltimore, online, and/or in condensed-format, face-to-face institute courses. Some certificates can be earned entirely online, while others are comprised primarily of courses taught during the day (Monday-Friday) in Baltimore.
Tuition: Currently enrolled full-time Hopkins graduate degree students and post-doctoral trainees do not pay additional tuition for certificate courses. Non-degree students earning the certificate pay the tuition part-time degree students pay per credit taken.
Application Process: Bloomberg graduate degree and post-doctoral students do not formally apply to a certificate program, but are encouraged or required to contact a faculty sponsor before beginning coursework to receive elective advice. All others (non-degree students and graduate students and post-doctoral trainees enrolled in another division of the university) must apply online to the certificate program.
Specific Certificate Description and Requirements: The links below provide information on the educational objectives, eligibility, and requirements of each certificate offered, including the term and venue of each certificate course and a link to its description.
Additional Certificate Information: Certificate FAQs has detailed general information about certificate eligibility, tuition, financial aid, application process, course registration, etc. to Certificate FAQx
Certificates for Hopkins Students
- Adolescent Health
- Bioethics and Health Policy
- Community-Based Public Health (CBPH)
- Health and Human Rights
- Health Communication
- Health Disparities and Health Inequality
- Health Education
- Humanitarian Assistance
- Maternal and Child Health
- Public Health Preparedness
- Vaccine Science and Policy
Certificates for Hopkins and Non-Degree Students
- Demographic Methods
- Environmental and Occupational Health *
- Global Health *
- Global Tobacco Control
- Health Finance and Management
- Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention and Control
- Humane Sciences and Toxicology Policy Certificate
- Injury Control
- Mental Health Policy, Economics and Services
- Population and Health
- Public Health Economics
- Public Health Informatics *
- Public Health Training Certificate for American Indian Health Professionals
- Public Mental Health Research
- Quality, Patient Safety, and Outcomes Research
- Risk Sciences and Public Policy
- Tropical Medicine
Certificates Open to Non-Degree Students Only
- Training Certificate in Public Health *
- Training Certificate in Public Health Practice
- Training Certificate in Quantitative Methods in Public Health
* This certificate can be completed entirely online