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Demographic Methods Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Onsite | Part-Time | 1-3 years

About the Demographic Methods Certificate Program

The Demographic Methods certificate program is designed to serve two audiences—masters or doctoral degree students at the Johns Hopkins University and junior and mid-level professionals—desiring to gain skills in applying demographic analytic methods to identify or forecast public health problems and evaluate the effectiveness of policies or interventions aimed at mitigating them. Demographic analytic methods are used to calculate denominators of health measures.

Educational Objectives

Students completing the certificate will gain competency in:

  1. Knowledge of the comparative strengths and weaknesses of different methods of demographic analysis
  2. Appropriate application of demographic methods to the analysis of a range of population and health issues
  3. Critical evaluation of the public health implications of results from applications of different demographic and population analysis methods

Curriculum for the Demographic Methods Certificate Program

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

Admissions Requirements

Degree Students

The certificate program is open to currently enrolled masters and doctoral students at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, with the exception of MAS students who are not eligible to apply until they have completed their primary degree program. It is open to students in graduate programs at Johns Hopkins University, as well as to individuals who are not currently enrolled in the university who have an interest in demographic methods.

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 the Certificate Program Contact prior to starting coursework.

Eligible Start Terms:

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

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.

Eligible Start Term


Applying to the certificate program as a non-degree student

Applicants who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express

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.

Sponsoring Department
Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Certificate Program Contact
Kristen McCormick
(410) 955-1116

Faculty Sponsor
Li Liu