About This 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.
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
The certificate program is offered to masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in any division of the Johns Hopkins University, with the exception of JHSPH 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.
The certificate program is also offered to junior and mid-career level professionals who have at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a strong record of successful academic performance. Prospective students should have an interest in applying economic tools to improve the health of populations.
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
Information regarding the cost of tuition and fees can be found on the Bloomberg School's Certificate Programs Tuition page.