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Health and Human Rights Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of Epidemiology

Onsite | Part-Time | 1-3 years

About the Health and Human Rights Certificate Program

Upon completion of the certificate program in Health and Human Rights students will possess increased understanding regarding the key linkages between human rights and public health; knowledge about the vital roles of health professionals in promoting human rights, including the right to health, advocating for protection of human rights, researching violations, and building a culture of human rights; familiarity with international human rights standards and institutions; knowledge of how human rights concepts can be brought to bear on public health programs and policies, ranging from developing health system to responding to an epidemic of infectious disease; and knowledge of how public health professionals can bring epidemiology and other methods of public health to investigate, analyze, and document abuses of human rights.

Curriculum for the Health and Human Rights 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

Applicants who are already enrolled in graduate programs at JHU must submit a short letter of interest and CV/resumé to the Certificate Program Contact, and complete a Declaration of Intent form prior to starting coursework. 

Eligible Start Terms:

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

Email Certificate Program Contact

JHU graduate students enrolled in programs in divisions of JHU other than the Bloomberg School must ask their adviser to send an email to the Certificate Director providing approval for the student to pursue the certificate program, and this should include a tentative outline of the courses to be taken. Student may begin coursework only after receiving approval from the Certificate Director.

Non-Degree Students

This certificate program is only open to individuals who are currently matriculated in a graduate degree program in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health or other schools at the Johns Hopkins University.



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.

Sponsoring Department

Certificate Program Contact
Sheila Small

Faculty Sponsor
Leonard Rubenstein