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Public Health Economics Certificate Program

About the Public Health Economics Certificate Program

The certificate program in Public Health Economics will interest public health professionals who are just beginning their career as well as mid-career professionals. Participants in this certificate program will gain a broad exposure to general public health economic principles and theories; skills in identifying and applying the theories of economic evaluation to public health problems; and training in the communication and translation of economic principles to public health problems.

Educational Objectives

Students who complete the certificate program will be able to:

  • Describe the appropriate role of cost-effectiveness and economic reasoning in the policy making process for health care in the United States and around the world
  • Participate in the conduct of economic evaluations related to new health interventions, and health systems, health services, or public health interventions
  • Perform statistical and other analytic or modeling tasks necessary to complete cost effectiveness analyses
  • Apply economic theory to predict responses to changes in policies and incentives provided by changes in the health system, in health services provision, or in public health
  • Contribute to the  interpretation of economic evaluations and analyses for policy purposes

Curriculum for the Public Health Economics 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 offered to masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in any division of the Johns Hopkins University, with the exception of BSPH MAS students, who are not eligible to apply until they have completed their degree program.

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 the declaration of intent form prior to starting coursework.

Eligible Start Terms:

1st and 3rd

Non-Degree Students

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

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 Departments
Health Policy and Management
International Health
Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Certificate Program Contact
Pamela Davis

Faculty Sponsor
Joseph Levy