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Health and Human Rights

Educational Objectives

The Certificate Program in Health and Human Rights is designed to:

Eligibility

The Certificate Program in Health and Human Rights is open to all enrolled graduate degree or nursing degree program candidates from any academic unit within the Johns Hopkins University.

Admissions Criteria

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; it varies from student to student, however, the certificate must be completed within three years.

The student must submit a Notification of Completion to the certificate's administrative contact no later than the first week of the term in which they intend to complete certificate coursework. The student's transcript will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted and 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. 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 prerequisites and whether instructor consent is required for courses.

Course of Study

Course NumberCourse NameNumber of CreditsOnline TermCampus Term
550.860

Academic & Research Ethics

All students are required to complete this free online course during their first term of study

01,2,3,4,Summer-

Required Courses

Course NumberCourse NameNumber of CreditsOnline TermCampus Term
180.636Human Rights and Health Seminar OR3-2
180.600Special Topics in Health and Human Rights: Public Health Implications of Health as a Human Right (fees) AND ALSO2-WI
340.639Assessing the Epidemiologic Impact of Human Rights Violations2-4
Ethics Requirements: at least one of the three courses in ethics:
Course NumberCourse NameNumber of CreditsOnline TermCampus Term
221.616Ethics of Public Health Practice in Developing Countries2-4
306.625Ethical Issues in Health Policy3-3
306.665Research Ethics and Integrity: U.S. and International Issues3-3
Elective Courses: total of at least six units. Includes at least one of the first two electives below:�
Course NumberCourse NameNumber of CreditsOnline TermCampus Term
340.683Human Rights for Public Health Practitioners2-3
306.650Public Health and the Law3-3
Additional Elective Courses:
180.629Environmental and Occupational Health Law and Policy4-3
221.639Refugee Health Care3 2
301.614Health Disparities & Cultural Competency3 SI
301.615Seminar in Health Disparities3-2
301.627Understanding and Preventing Violence3-3
308.610The Political Economy of Social Inequalities and Its Consequences for Health and Quality of Life3-3
340.705Advanced Seminar in Social Epidemiology3-3
380.756Poverty, Economic Development and Health4-2
410.611Health, Poverty, and Public Policy in the U.S. (note: Every other year)3-2

WI = Course offered in the Winter Institute held in January in Baltimore/Washington DC

SI = Course offered in the Summer Institute in Baltimore

Sponsoring Department

Environmental Health Sciences

Contact Information

Certificate Program Contact
Name: Margaret Burke
Phone: 410.502.7578
Email: mbburke@jhu.edu

Faculty Sponsor
Name: Robert S. Lawrence

Faculty Co-sponsor
Name: David Stein

Gainful Employment Program Information

At this time non-degree students enrolling in this certificate program are not eligible for federal aid. You may, however, pursue private education loans to assist you in meeting your program costs. Contact our Financial Aid Office with any questions.