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Certificate in Spatial Analysis for Public Health 


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. Spatial analysis is an emerging field with applications evolving that are vast and paramount, impacting public health at the local and global level. The carefully sequenced courses of the certificate program in Spatial Analysis for Public Health introduce and reinforce a unifying comprehensive spatial science paradigm, to include components of Spatial Data, GIS and Spatial Statistics. 


Upon completion of the certificate program in Spatial Analysis for Public Health the individual will be able to:

  1. Synthesize how geography affects public health;
  2. Obtain and transfer information from spatial data technologies into a database appropriate for mapping;
  3. Utilize a geographic information system to map and spatially integrate public health related databases;
  4. Analyze maps using tools from the field of spatial statistics to describe and interpret distributions of health outcomes in a population;
  5. Design and implement a spatial analysis protocol for addressing a public health problem. 


At this time, non-degree students enrolling in this certificate program are not eligible for financial aid. You may, however, pursue private education loans to assist you in meeting your program costs. Contact our Financial Aid Office with any questions.

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Request more information or call us at 844-379-1319 to speak with an admissions officer.

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