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Institute for Global Tobacco Control

Certificate Program Scholarship

Important: We have made changes to the scholarship application process from previous years. Please refer to the information on the Application Process.

As part of our effort to develop global tobacco control capacity, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has developed a fully accredited certificate program in Global Tobacco Control. The program aims to provide formal education to research scientists, tobacco control professionals, and graduate and post-graduate students to equip them with the technical skills necessary to play key roles in tobacco control efforts. Tobacco control professionals, epidemiologists, behavioral scientists, government officials, and others involved in tobacco control are encouraged to apply.

The Global Tobacco Control Certificate Program is a rigorous, formal, academic program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Individuals enrolled in the certificate program should be prepared to complete academically rigorous, graduate-level coursework which includes two courses taken online over an eight-week term and four courses taken in person during an intensive two-week program. Certificate program participants must attain a minimum GPA of 2.75 for the certificate coursework.

Upon completion of the certificate program participants will receive an official certificate and transcript which indicates academic credit from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

JHSPH and Students from High-income Countries

Students at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and from other high-income countries are eligible to receive a certificate, but not to receive the scholarship funding addressed in the following pages. Those interested in finding out more about how to complete the certificate should access the information on the School's website. Full course descriptions are also available here.

Scholarship Participants

The approximate cost of completing the Certificate Program is $20,000.

The Institute for Global Tobacco Control offers a limited number of scholarships each year to international participants from low- and middle-income countries. The scholarship program is highly competitive. Selected recipients will receive a scholarship that covers all costs associated with the Certificate Program, including tuition for the required courses (18 credits) as well as economy class air travel, housing and a stipend to attend the on-site courses in Baltimore, Maryland.

All information about the application process, deadlines and how to apply are in the following pages.