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Climate and Health Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Onsite | Part-Time | 1-3 years

About the Climate and Health Certificate Program

Climate change represents one of the most pressing issues of our time, affecting every nation and person. This certificate program covers climate change, its effects on public health, and ways to mitigate the impacts. Courses explore the effects of energy production and climate change on food, water, air and human health, through the lens of social justice.

Educational Objectives

Students completing the certificate program will be able to:

  1. Explain the connection between climate and public health, ranging from temperature-related mortality and increasing rates of disease, to mass migration, food & water shortages, and resulting conflict
  2. Describe policies and practices in the US and around the world addressing the impact of climate change on health
  3. Summarize the role of various sectors (government, private and non-profit) in addressing climate change’s impact on public health
  4. Distinguish between climate-related risks in developed countries and those in low- and middle-income countries
  5. Evaluate research related to climate change and health
  6. Discuss and predict how climate change will affect economics and social structures, including inequities in the risks and benefits associated with climate change
  7. Develop and discuss strategies that effectively mitigate and prevent adverse health effects caused by climate change.

Curriculum for the Climate and Health Certificate Program

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

Admissions Requirements

Degree Students

Students already enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are not required to submit the School's electronic admissions application, but must submit a declaration of intent form prior to starting coursework.

Eligible Start Terms:

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

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.

Eligible Start Terms:

1st and 3rd

General Admissions Requirements

Individuals who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express. All non-degree applicants should review the general Certificates Admissions page for instructions on how to apply to a certificate program.

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.

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Sponsoring Department

Environmental Health and Engineering