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Leadership for Public Health and Healthcare Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

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

About the Leadership for Public Health and Healthcare Certificate Program

The Leadership for Public Health and Healthcare certificate program provides evidence-informed coursework specific to leading change through teams and collaboration, strategic decision-making, and the ability to foster a learning environment. This certificate program is intended for public health and healthcare professionals who seek to enhance their skills and confidence to inspire, motivate, and influence change. Graduates of the certificate program will gain requisite skills enabling them to be more effective change agents and leaders within networks focused on improving health and healthcare delivery.

The program can be completed completely online and is designed for full-time students and part-time working professionals who wish to build or enhance knowledge and practice essential leadership skills for the 21st century.


The Leadership for Public Health and Healthcare certificate program will prepare current and future health practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and scholars to create ethical and diverse organizational cultures and craft and communicate a shared vision and values to inspire and motivate others to work effectively in understanding the impact of public health issues and implementing evidence-informed, sustainable solutions. Graduates of the Leadership for Public Health and Healthcare certificate program will be equipped to lead the responsible development of new knowledge and new ways of saving lives and improving health to further progress across core disciplines in science and technology, and public health and medicine in Maryland, and beyond.

Curriculum for the Leadership for Public Health and Healthcare Certificate Program

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

Admissions Requirements

Degree Students

The intended audience for this program includes current degree students in the Bloomberg School of Public Health who are interested in public health and healthcare management issues. MPH students enrolled in the Management and Leadership concentration and BSPH MAS degree students are not eligible to apply.

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 submit a declaration of intent form prior to start.

Non-Degree Students

If you are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at Hopkins, these admissions requirements apply for this certificate program:

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.

English Language Proficiency Test Results

Results are not required.

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.

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Certificate Program Contact
Pamela Davis

Faculty Sponsor
Mark J. Bittle, DrPH