Health Policy and Management
- Increase understanding of the health issues confronting aging populations.
- Provide health professionals with skills for analyzing and improving the health of an aging population from an interdisciplinary perspective.
- Foster constructive attitudes and solutions for the challenges of providing excellent health care for aging populations.
- Demonstrate the relevance and application of public health gerontological research findings to health care.
The certificate is open to masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in any division of The Johsn Hopkins University.
Bloomberg School of Public Health masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral students are not required to submit a formal application through the Admissions Office. They are, however, encouraged to contact one of the certificate faculty sponsors by email in order to receive advice on selecting electives.
All other Johns Hopkins University masters and doctoral students must apply to the program using the school's online application. Applications are accepted throughout the year. The certificate application includes official transcripts from all post-secondary schools, a CV, a statement of purpose vis-à-vis the certificate, one letter of recommendation, and written approval from the student's academic advisor to pursue the certificate. Transcripts from non-US institutions must be approved by a credentialing agency. The application does not require scores from the GRE, TOEFL, or ILETS. The certificate program will review the applications and notify each applicant of its admissions decision. Only those approved by the certificate admissions committee may earn the certificate
Course of Study
|Course No.||Course Title||No. Credits||Online Term||Campus Term|
|309.605||Health Issues for Aging Populations||3||-||1|
|309.607||Innovations in Health Care for Aging Populations||3||-||2,F|
|340.616||Epidemiology of Aging||3||-||4|
|309.608||New Frontiers in Gerontology||2||-||3|
|Elective Courses: Students must complete one of the following|
|260.665||Biological Basis of Aging||3||-||3|
|309.606||Managing Long-Term Care Services for Aging Populations||3||-||4|
|330.618||Mental Health in Later Life||3||-||4|
|380.753||Dynamics of Population Aging||3||-||3|
Requirements for Successful Completion
Successful completion of a two-course sequence in epidemiology (e.g. 340.601/608, 621/622, 691/692 or 751/752) and a two-course sequence in biostatistics (e.g., 140.611/612, 621/622, or 651/652) before graduation.
A minimum of "B" grade in each of the five required gerontology courses.
Gainful Employment Program Information
|Credential Level||Post-Baccalaureate Certificate|
|Occupations and SOC Codes||11-9110 Medical and Health Services Managers|
|11-9150 Social and Community Service Managers|
|19-1020 Biological ScientistsMedical Scientists|
|19-1040 Medical Scientists|
|View O*Net occupational profiles||21-1000 Community snd Social Service Professions|
|http://www.onetonline.org/find||29-0000 Health Care Practitioners|
|Minimum Number of Term Credits Required|
20 term credits. Each term is 8 weeks in duration.
|Weeks2||32 weeks (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 ($18,460 for 20 term credits) plus a one-time application fee of $45 (Academic Year 2012-2013)
|Books and Supplies||$400 (estimated)|
|On-time Completion Rate4||3 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.