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Adolescent Health Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

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

About the Adolescent Health Certificate 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.

Curriculum for the Adolescent Health Certificate Program

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

Admissions Requirements

Degree Students

Eligible Start Terms:

Summer, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

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

Students with at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a strong academic record are eligible for admission to this certificate program. If you are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at Hopkins, these admissions requirements apply for this certificate program:

Eligible Start Terms:

1st and 3rd

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.

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.

Financial Aid Eligibility: U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents enrolled in this certificate program may be eligible to apply for Title IV financial aid. Please contact the JHU Office of Student Enrollment and Account Management (SEAM) for more information.

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