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Quantitative Methods in Public Health

Educational Objectives

The certificate recipient will be able to – 1) evaluate the methods used to measure health effects in populations, 2) interpret basic, quantitative public health measures, 3) judge policy implications of public health data and research, 4) be familiar with the difficulties of collecting, interpreting and analyzing data and their implications, and 5) perform a critical review of public health/epidemiologic literature.

Course of Study

Students should visit the JHU e-catalogue for the full list of certificate courses and requirements. 

Intended Audience

Members of the public health workforce and other professionals who seek training and education in basic quantitative methods for analyzing and using public health data. Matriculated JHU degree candidates are not eligible for this certificate program.  This program is intended to be taken on a part-time basis.  Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree with at least one college level biology or equivalent course, one college-level math or statistics course, and a strong record of successful academic performance.  

Admissions Process

Applicants should review the How to Apply page for general information about applying to a certificate program. The certificate program's review committee will review the applications and notify each applicant of their admissions decision. No more than 6 credits may be accrued before submission of an application to the certificate program, complete with all supporting documents.  

Applying to the program as a non-degree student (JHU students are not eligible for this program):

Applicants are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express.  

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

TOEFL/IELTS: Not required.

Prerequisites or special requirements: Applicants must have completed at least one college-level course in both biology and math/statistics prior to submitting the application.

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, verified by the certificate program and processed by the Registrar.  

Contact Information

Faculty Sponsor
Sukon Kanchanaraksa

Faculty Co-Sponsor
Marie Diener-West

Certificate Program Contact
 Felicity Turner