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Environmental and Occupational Health

Overview

The certificate program educates and trains students to identify major environmental health issues facing public health professionals today. Courses explore the sources of environmental agents, their distribution in community and work environments, transfer routes to humans and possible health effects; the basic biological mechanisms underlying the association between prior exposure and subsequent development of adverse health effects; and control strategies and interventions.

Course of Study

Students should carefully review the certificate program page on the JHU e-catalogue site for full information about courses and program requirements. 

Eligibility

The certificate program is intended for public health professionals (non-degree students) who are currently practicing in environmental or occupational health or other areas of public health and seek formal graduate-level training in environmental and occupational health.  It is also offered to masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in any division or department of The Johns Hopkins University; JHSPH MAS degree students are not eligible to apply.  Non-degree students must have at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a strong record of successful academic performance.  

Admissions

Applying to the certificate program as a JHU graduate student

Students already enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are not required to submit the School's electronic admissions application, but must email the Certificate Program Contact prior to starting coursework.

Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: 1, 2, 3, & 4.

Applying to the certificate program as a non-degree student

Students who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express. All non-degree applicants should review the general Certificates Admissions page for instructions on how to apply to a certificate program and application deadlines. 

Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: 1,2,3, & 4.

TOEFL/IELTS: Required.

Prerequisites or special requirements: None

Requirements for Successful Completion

The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements. 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. 

Contact Information

Sponsoring Department
Environmental Health and Engineering

Certificate Program Contact
Name:
 Carla Reinhard

Email: creinha2@jhu.edu

Faculty Sponsor
Name: Jacqueline Agnew