Students completing the certificate will be exposed to and have a basic understanding of the theoretical and applied aspects of Health Communication. Competencies achieved will include, but are not limited to:
1) awareness of behavior change and communication theories;
2) knowledge of media effects and audiences uses of media/communication modes; and
3) recognition of quantitative and qualitative methods used in the study of Health Communication.
Additionally, the Health Communication certificate program will familiarize students with the design and evaluation (formative, process, and summative) of communication messages, campaigns, and programs.
Course of Study
Students should carefully review the certificate program page on the JHU e-catalogue for full information about certificate courses and requirements.
The certificate program is open to graduate students currently enrolled in any division of the Johns Hopkins University, with the exception of JHSPH MAS degree students, who are not eligible to apply until they have completed their primary degree program. Individuals who are not enrolled in degree programs at JHU are also eligible to apply.
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 should contact the Certificate Program Contact prior to beginning 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 Certificate 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.
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.
Health, Behavior and Society
Certificate Program Contact
Name: L. Robin Newcomb
Name: Douglas Storey