Purpose and Intended Audience: Certificate programs offer focused academic training in specific areas of public health. They are designed for currently enrolled Hopkins graduate students and post-doctoral trainees and/or non-degree students. Non-degree students are typically junior to mid-career professionals desiring to gain more knowledge and skills to further their careers. Non-degree students must have earned at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have a strong record of successful academic performance. Bloomberg School of Public Health also offers a wide variety of other training opportunities for students and public health professionals.
Duration: Certificate programs require fewer courses than degree programs. Hopkins graduate students and post-doctoral trainees earn the certificate concurrently with the degree or post-doctoral program. Non-degree students complete the certificate on a part-time basis. Certificate requirements must be completed within three years.
Course Venues: Most certificates can be earned through a combination of courses offered on-campus in Baltimore, online, and/or in condensed-format, face-to-face institute courses. Some certificates can be earned entirely online, while others are comprised primarily of courses taught during the day (Monday-Friday) in Baltimore.
Tuition: Currently enrolled full-time Hopkins graduate degree students and post-doctoral trainees do not pay additional tuition for certificate courses. Non-degree students earning the certificate pay the tuition part-time degree students pay per credit taken.
Application Process: Bloomberg graduate degree and post-doctoral students do not formally apply to a certificate program, but are encouraged or required to contact a faculty sponsor before beginning coursework to receive elective advice. All others (non-degree students and graduate students and post-doctoral trainees enrolled in another division of the university) must apply online to the certificate program.
Specific Certificate Description and Requirements: The links below provide information on the educational objectives, eligibility, and requirements of each certificate offered, including the term and venue of each certificate course and a link to its description.
Additional Certificate Information: Certificate FAQs has detailed general information about certificate eligibility, tuition, financial aid, application process, course registration, etc. to Certificate FAQx
Read Certificate FAQs and click (below) on the certificate of interest to read its description and requirements in order to determine if the certificate is appropriate for you.
Certificates for Hopkins Students
- Adolescent Health
- Bioethics and Health Policy
- Community-Based Public Health (CBPH)
- Health and Human Rights
- Health Communication
- Health Disparities and Health Inequality
- Health Education
- Humanitarian Assistance
- Maternal and Child Health
- Public Health Preparedness
- Vaccine Science and Policy
Certificates for Hopkins and Non-Degree Students
- Demographic Methods
- Environmental and Occupational Health *
- Global Health *
- Global Tobacco Control
- Health Finance and Management
- Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention and Control
- Humane Sciences and Toxicology Policy Certificate
- Injury Control
- Mental Health Policy, Economics and Services
- Population and Health
- Public Health Economics
- Public Health Informatics *
- Public Health Training Certificate for American Indian Health Professionals
- Public Mental Health Research
- Quality, Patient Safety, and Outcomes Research
- Risk Sciences and Public Policy
- Tropical Medicine
Certificates Open to Non-Degree Students Only
- Training Certificate in Public Health *
- Training Certificate in Public Health Practice
- Training Certificate in Quantitative Methods in Public Health
*This certificate can be completed entirely online