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Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention and Control Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of Epidemiology

Onsite | Part-Time | 1-3 years

About the Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention and Control Certificate Program

The certificate is designed for masters and doctoral students at The Johns Hopkins University and junior and mid-level professionals with an interest in gaining exposure to the expertise and skills utilized by healthcare epidemiologists and infection preventionists. Healthcare epidemiologists and infection preventionists aim to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial resistant and epidemiologically significant organisms and other adverse outcomes in the healthcare setting by translating research into practice.

Their expertise and activities include epidemiologic and laboratory investigation, surveillance for infections and antimicrobial resistant or significant organisms, policy development and implementation, education and information dissemination, implementation of interventions to prevent transmission or infectious complications, cost-benefit analyses of interventions, and patient-oriented research to inform and improve the science of healthcare epidemiology and infection control and to improve quality-of-care.

Curriculum for the Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention and Control 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 masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in any division of The Johns Hopkins University.

Applying to the certificate program as a JHU graduate degree student

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. 

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Non-Degree Students

This certificate program is also offered to non-degree students with at least a baccalaureate degree in medicine, nursing or microbiology from an accredited college or university and a strong record of successful academic performance.

Applying to the certificate program as a non-degree applicant

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

English Language Proficiency Test Results

Results are required.

Prerequisites or special requirements 


Application to 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:
Department of Epidemiology

Certificate Program Contact:
Sheila Small

Faculty Sponsor:
Poonum S. Korpe, MD