The certificate is designed to serve two audiences—masters or doctoral degree students at The Johns Hopkins University and interested professionals desiring to gain skills in applying demographic analytic methods to identify or forecast public health problems and evaluate the effectiveness of policies or interventions aimed at mitigating them. Demographic analytic methods are used to calculate denominators of health measures. They, along with epidemiology methods, are used to develop profiles of those at risk for health/disease conditions, evaluate health care interventions, forecast health resource needs, and inform health care policies and planning based on accurate projections of at-risk groups.
Students completing the certificate will gain competency in:
- Knowledge of the comparative strengths and weaknesses of different methods of demographic analysis
- Appropriate application of demographic methods to the analysis of a range of population and health issues
- Critical evaluation of the public health implications of results from applications of different demographic and population analysis methods
Applicants should review the How to Apply page for information about eligibility and special instructions.
The certificate program's review committee will review the applications and notify each applicant of their admissions decision.
Requirements for Successful Completion
The certificate requires a minimum of 18 term credits. All required and elective courses must be taken for a letter grade and a 2.75 or better overall GPA for all Certificate courses is required. The certificate program length is flexible; however, the certificate must be completed within three years.
The student must submit a Notification of Completion to the certificate's administrative contact after completing all of the certificate requirements. The student's transcript will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted, verified by the certificate program, and processed by the Registrar.
Course of Study
Students should check the course catalog to confirm when courses are offered, as the term and time may change from what is listed in the table below and some courses are only offered every other year. Students should also check for pre-requisites and whether instructor consent is required.
|Course No.||Course Title||No. Credits||Online Term||Campus Term|
All students are required to complete this free course before taking other online courses.
Academic and Research Ethics at JHSPH
All students are required to complete this free online course during their first term of study.
|Required Courses: Students must complete the following three required courses|
|380.603||Demographic Methods in Public Health||4||3||2|
|380.650||Fundamentals of Life Tables||4||-||3|
|380.651||Methods and Measures in Population Studies||4||-||4|
|Elective Courses: Students must complete at least six credits of elective courses|
|140.640||Statistical Methods for Sample Surveys||3||-||3|
|221.627||Issues in the Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Low Income Countries||4||-||2|
|221.641||Measurement Methods in Humanitarian Emergencies||2||-||2|
|380.600||Principles of Population Change||4||2||2|
|380.615||Application of Population Data for Policy and Practice||3||-||2|
|380.662||Critiquing the Research Literature in Maternal, Neonatal and Reproductive Health||4||-||2|
|380.711||Issues in Survey Research Design||3||-||3|
|380.712||Methods in Analysis of Large Population Surveys||3||-||4|
|380.750||Migration and Health: Concepts, Rates and Relationships||3||-||3|
|380.758||Demographic Estimation for Developing Countries||4||4||-|
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Gainful Employment Program Information
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