Public Mental Health Research
This program is offered through the Department of Mental Health, this program provides graduate training in understanding the causes and consequences of mental disorders in populations. Courses describe clinical and behavioral features, the incidence and prevalence of disorders, and identify factors that promote or influence the occurrence, persistence, or severity of mental and behavioral disorders. Effective research strategies in public mental health include operationalization of case definitions, measurement in populations, design of prevention strategies, and analytical techniques. The goals are to increase the epidemiologic expertise of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, and to increase the number of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and health policy makers, with an interest in psychiatric disorders.
The certificate is intended for current students in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health including M.P.H. students, M.H.S. students, doctoral candidates interested in mental health, psychiatrists in residency training, postdoctoral fellows, as well as non-degree seeking students who have at least an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
Current JHBSPH students. Applicants must declare their intent to obtain a certificate, in an email to the Administrative Contact, before enrolling in their final term of courses.
Non-degree seeking students must have at least an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Students must submit a formal application via the School's website for the Department of Mental Health to be a Special Student Regular. The GRE test score requirement will be waived. Please email the Administrative Contact after submitting the application.
Course of Study
|Course No.||Course Title||No.Credits||Online Term||Campus Term|
|330.601||Perspectives of Psychiatry||3||1||-|
The Public Approach to Psychopathology (this course may be waived by psychiatrists and clinical psychologist upon permission of the faculty sponsor - in which case t3e minimum number of credits in the Department ofMental Health is 15, not 18)
|330.607||Prevention and Control of Mental Disorders: Public Health Interventions||3||3||4|
|340.601||Principles of Epidemiology||5||-||1,S,SI|
|- or -|
|340.751||Epidemiologic Methods I||5||-||1|
|One of the following Biostatistics Series|
|140.611||Statistical Reasoning I||3||1||1, SI|
|- and -|
|140.612||Statistical Reasoning in Public Health II||3||2||2, SI|
|- or -|
|140.621||Statistical Methods in Public Health I||4||-||1|
|- and -|
|140.622||Statistical Methods in Public Health II||4||-||2|
|- or -|
|140.651||Methods in Biostatistics I||4||-||1|
|- and -|
|140.652||Methods in Biostatistics II||4||-||2|
|Elective Courses: Select three from the following list|
|330.602||Epidemiology of Drug Dependence||3||-||1|
|330.604||Gender and Mental Health||3||-||4|
|330.606||Economics of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders||3||-||4|
|330.609||Alcohol Problems: Epidemiology, Prevention, & Treatment||3||-||3|
|330.612||Introduction to Behavioral and Psychiatric Genetics||3||3||3|
|330.618||Mental Health in Later Life||3||-||4|
|330.620||Issues in Mental Health Research in Developing Countries||3||2||-|
|330.623||Brain and Behavior in Mental Disorders||3||-||4|
|330.628||Principles of Public Mental Health Delivery in the Community Context||3||-||3|
|330.661||Social, Psychological and Developmental Processes in the Etiology of Mental Disorders||3||3||3|
|330.664||Introduction to Mental Health Services||3||-||4, F|
|330.667||Mental Health and the Law||3||-||2|
|330.674||Suicide as a Public Health Problem||3||4||3|
.S = Course offered in the Summer Term
SI = Course offered in the Summer Institute
F = Course offered in the Fall Institute in Barcelona, Spain
.Requirements for Successful Completion
This certificate consists of a minimum of 18 credits in the Department of Mental Health, with an additional requirement of 5 credits in the Department of Epidemiology and 6 credits in the Department of Biostatistics. All courses for the certificate must be taken for a letter grade, and a 2.5 grade average in these courses is required for certification. The certificate must be completed in three years.
Name Patricia Scott
Phone (410) 955-1906
Gainful Employment Program Information
|Certificate Name||Public Mental Health Research1|
|Credential Level||Post-Baccalaureate Certificate|
|Occupations and SOC Codes||15-2040 Statisticians|
|19-1020 Biological Scientists|
|19-1030 Medical Scientists|
|View O*Net occupational profiles||19-3000 Social Scientists|
|http://www.onetonline.org/find||29-0000 Health Care Providers|
|Minimum Number of Term Credits Required||29 term credits. Each term is 8 weeks in duration.|
|Weeks2||32 (please read footnote)|
|Tuition and Fees||The tuition and fees paid by full-time Johns Hopkins University degree students cover the tuition cost of the certificate program.|
Tuition is $923 per term credit for part-time degree students ($26,767 for 29 term credits) plus a one-time application fee of $45 (Academic Year 2012-2013)
|Books and Supplies||$400 (estimated)|
|On-time Completion Rate4||9 student earned the certificate in academic year 2010-2011|
|Job Placement Rate5||Not required|
|Median Loan Debt upon Program Completion (AY 2011 -2012)|
|Title IV Debt||$0.00|
|Private Educational Loan Debt||$0.00|
|Institutional Financing Debt||$0.00|
- The certificate is offered to Johns Hopkins University graduate and post-doctoral students (including physicians completing residency or fellowship programs) who are interested in adolescent health.
- The certificate program length is flexible; it varies from student to student, however, the certificate must be completed within three years. Students do not need to be enrolled in a certificate course during consecutive terms. The number of certificate course credits taken may range from zero to 22 per term. Degree students earn the certificate simultaneously with their degree program and determine the number of credits taken each term with advisor approval. Full-time degree students are able to complete the certificate within one academic year.
- Tuition, application fee, and book costs are subject to change from one academic year to another academic year.
- Completion rates will be tracked beginning in academic year 2012-2013.
- The Council of Public Health Education which accredits schools of public health does not require schools to track job placement rates for certificate programs.