Evaluation: International Heath Programs
The certificate program is intended for current master's and doctoral students at the JHSPH planning to work in the field of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in low- and middle-income countries.
Upon completion of the certificate program, individuals will be able to:
- Evaluate health programs from conception, planning and design through data collection, interpretation, and analysis in low-and-middle-income settings;
- Create impact models for health programs that reflect program assumptions and the available evidence on intervention effectiveness;
- Critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of various evaluation designs for a given health program;
- Identify threats to internal and external validity in program evaluation, and develop a plan to mitigate or document these threats;
- Design, implement and manage data collection activities to measure program inputs, processes, outputs, outcomes, and impacts in low and middle-income settings;
- Critically assess the quality of existing data on program inputs, processes, outputs, outcomes and impacts, and determine whether these data can be used in the evaluation of a health program in low-and middle-income settings; and
- Analyze, interpret and use program evaluation data to improve program implementation.
The certificate program is open to students currently enrolled in graduate degree programs at 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.
Applicants must review the How to Apply page for important deadlines and information about the application process.
Requirement for Successful Completion
The certificate program requires a minimum of 20 term credits. All required and elective courses must be taken for a letter grade, if a letter grade is an option. Students must earn a minimum letter grade of C in each certificate course, and maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher for the certificate courses. All courses must be completed within a three year period.
The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements. The student's transcripts will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion form has been submitted, verified by the certificate program, and processed by the Registrar.
Course of Study
Students should check the course catalog to confirm when the 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 pre-requisites and whether instructor consent is required.
All students are required to complete this free course before taking other online courses.
Academic and Research Ethics at JHSPH
All students are required to complete this free online course during their first term of study.
Core Courses- Students are required to complete 4 core courses (14 credits required)
|221.645||Large-Scale Effectiveness Evaluations of Health Programs||4||4||2|
|223.632||Methods for Planning and Implementing Evaluations of Large Scale Health Programs||4||-||4|
|223.866||Special Topics in Program Evaluation||1||-||3|
|Students must complete either 340.601 or 340.721 or 340.751|
|340.601||Principles of Epidemiology||5||-||SI,S|
|340.721||Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health||5||SI, 3||1|
Epidemiologic Methods I
Elective Courses (students must complete 6 or more credits from among the following courses)*
|General Evaluation Courses|
Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy I
|300.715||Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy II||3||-||4|
|318.615||Program Evaluation for Public Policy I||3||-||-|
|318.616||Program Evaluation for Public Policy II||3||-||-|
|380.611||Fundamentals of Program Evaluation||4||-||3|
|Economic Evaluation Courses|
|221.644||Econometric Methods for the Evaluation of Health Programs||4||-||4|
|313.601||Economic Evaluation I||3||-||1|
|313.602||Economic Evaluation II||3||-||2|
|Methods and Analysis Courses|
|140.640||Statistical Methods for Sample Surveys||3||-||3|
|223.664||Design and Conduct of Community Trials||4||-||3|
|340.717||Health Survey Research Methods||4||-||2|
|380.711||Issues in Survey Research Design||3||-||3|
|380.712||Methods in Analysis of Large Population Surveys||3||-||4|
|Statistical Methods Courses|
|140.664||Causal Inference in Medicine and Public Health I||4||4||3|
|140.665||Causal Inference in Medicine and Public Health II||3||-||4|
* up to 3 credits of elective coursework may be substituted for a special topics course only with prior approval of the certificate program’s sponsoring faculty
Course that has been discontinued but will still be counted towards the certificate program if taken previously: 410.641
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