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Certificate in Global Tobacco Control


Fully Online, Part time


1 ‒ 3 years

Credits required


The OPAL Scholarship

All students will be awarded
$474 per credit.

Approximate tuition after scholarship: $759/credit*

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The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offers fully online, part-time master's degree and certificate programs, designed for working professionals. Our Online Programs for Applied Learning (OPAL) focus on emergent industry sectors that have a resounding need for highly skilled professionals, with one of these sectors being tobacco control. Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in the world, and it is projected to kill one billion people in the 21st century unless effective tobacco control measures are implemented. In order to reduce and ultimately end the global burden of tobacco-caused death and disease, researchers and public health professionals need to be equipped with the necessary technical skills to support effective policy development and implementation. The overall aim of the fully online certificate program in Global Tobacco Control is to provide formal education to research scientists and public health professionals that equips them with the technical skills necessary to develop and effectively communicate the evidence that is required to support effective tobacco control policy development and implementation. 

This fully online certificate program is offered in collaboration with the Institute for Global Tobacco Control. Please refer to their website for additional program information, including scholarship eligibility, application requirements and instructions, and deadlines. 


Upon completion of the certificate program in Global Tobacco Control, the individual will acquire skills necessary to:

  1. Describe the history of tobacco use and the tobacco epidemic;
  2. Identify the types and sources of tobacco control evidence, including surveillance data, epidemiological studies, intervention-research, and program and policy evaluation studies;
  3. Describe the specific activities, strategies and methods that have been undertaken to reduce tobacco use in countries around the world;
  4. Discuss, compare and critique current global tobacco control efforts and strategies;
  5. Articulate epidemiological, quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods using specific tobacco control examples;
  6. Describe applied qualitative research techniques used in tobacco control, including direct observational studies, interviewing and focus groups, and analysis of tobacco industry documents;
  7. Discuss theories of change and how they apply to tobacco control at individual, organizational and societal levels;
  8. Recognize and describe communication approaches that are effective in educating, informing and persuading individuals, communities and policy decision makers concerning tobacco control;
  9. Apply specific methods and approaches to improve leadership and management of tobacco control interventions;
  10. Discuss tobacco industry strategies that undermine tobacco control interventions;
  11. Describe tobacco product regulation in the context of the U.S. and abroad;
  12. Apply writing skills to communicate confidently and effectively in a variety of professional formats.


In accordance with US Department of Education regulations, the JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health is required to disclose graduation rate data, median loan debt data, and other select information for all Title IV eligible gainful employment programs. To see the most recent data available for this gainful employment program, please view the attached disclosure.


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* Total tuition using rates for the 2021-2022 academic year, inclusive of the OPAL Scholarship.