Risk Sciences and Public Policy
Health Policy and Management
Environmental Health Sciences
The educational objective of this certificate program is to provide the student with an understanding of risk assessment methods and their application to public health risk policy and risk communication. The certificate program courses cover the scientific basis for assessing environmental and other public health risks, as well as providing the skills needed to evaluate the policy implications of these scientific relationships for reducing public health risks.
* Research scientists interested in bridging science and policy;
* Public and private sector professionals who evaluate scientific data in the context of risk assessment and management;
* Decision makers and risk mangers, such as regulators, corporate executives, elected officials, economists, engineers, and lawyers;
* Those responsible for communicating risk, such as lobbyists, journalists, and non-governmental organizations.
Course of Study
The core curriculum consists of four courses that will introduce you to methods of risk assessment and its applications to public policy.
|Course No.||Course Title||No. Credits||Online Term||Campus Term|
|317.600||Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy||4||3||1|
|317.605||Methods in Quantitative Risk Assessment||4||1||3|
|317.610||Risk Policy, Management and Communication||3||4||2|
|317.615||Topics in Risk Assessment||2||-||4|
|Prerequisites (required for 317.605 as well as for this Certificate):|
|187.610||Public Health Toxicology||4||2||1|
|One of the following courses in epidemiology|
|340.601||Principles of Epidemiology||5||-||1, S, SI|
|340.751||Epidemiologic Methods I||5||-||1|
|One of the following courses in biostatistics:|
|140.622||Statistical Methods in Public Health II||4||-||2|
|140.616||Statistics for Laboratory Scientists II||4||-||4|
Biostatistics in Public Health
*This course is offered at the Homewood campus. It is an accepted prerequisite only for undergraduate students who complete the certificate.
S = Course offered in Summer Term
SI = Course offered in Summer Institute
Requirements for Successful Completion
Successful completion (minimum GPA of 3.0 for each course) of the four core courses above and required pre-requisites (or approved waiver from certificate program directors.)
Gainful Employment Program Information
|Certificate Name||Risk Sciences and Public Policy1|
|Credential Level||Post-Baccalaureate Certificate|
|Occupations and SOC Codes||11-1000 Executives|
|19-1000 Life Scientists|
|View O*Net occupational profiles||23-0000 Legal Profession|
|http://www.onetonline.org/find||27-3000 Media and Communication|
|Minimum Number of Term Credits Required||22 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 ($20,306 for 22 term credits) plus a one-time application fee of $45 (Academic Year 2012-2013)
|Books and Supplies||$400 (estimated)|
|On-time Completion Rate4||25 students 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.