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Certificate Programs

Adolescent Health Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Onsite or Online | Part-Time | 1-3 years

About This Program

This Adolescent Health certificate program focuses on the health and welfare of adolescents and youth with particular attention on adolescent pregnancy, substance abuse, violence prevention, and mental health promotion. Those earning the certificate will be able to apply knowledge of adolescent growth and development, positive youth development, and cultural and ethical considerations of youth to design, implement, and evaluate adolescent health-related research, programs, and policies. Some topic areas include: primary causes of adolescent mortality and morbidity; adolescent growth and development; ethical issues inherent in working with adolescents who are legal minors; policy and legislation that affects adolescent health.


Please visit our Academic Catalogue to see the full certificate curriculum requirements. Please also review completion requirements.

Admissions Requirements

Degree Students

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 must email Certificate Program Contact prior to starting coursework.

Email Certificate Program Contact

Non-Degree Students

If you are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at Hopkins, these admissions requirements apply for this certificate program:

Who Can Apply

This Certificate Program is open to Hopkins and Non-Degree Students.

General Certificate Admissions Requirements

Please see our General Certificate Admission Requirements page for information about specific application components and instructions on how to apply to a certificate program through SOPHAS Express.

English Language Proficiency Test Results

Results are not required.

Prerequisites or special requirements


Application for Non-Degree Students


Information regarding the cost of tuition and fees can be found on the Bloomberg School's Certificate Programs Tuition page.

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Certificate Program Contact
Kristen McCormick
(410) 955-1116

Faculty Sponsor
Arik Marcell, MD, MPH