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Certificate Programs

Public Health Practice Certificate Program

OFFERED BY: Office of Academic Affairs

Onsite | Part-Time | 1 - 3 years

About the Public Health Practice Certificate Program

The certificate program in Public Health Practice prepares participants to: identify, analyze and use available disease and behavioral surveillance data; apply leadership in the management of health systems organizations; communicate effectively to constituencies both within and outside of the health system; determine public health information needs; use appropriate basic statistical, demographic, and epidemiologic techniques to evaluate data with attention to quality control issues; support state and local public health agency efforts in assessing health needs, quality of services, and strategies for health services research, and identify and help fill needs for information and responses to new threats to public health.

Curriculum for the Public Health Practice Certificate Program

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

Admissions Requirements

Degree Students

Individuals who are currently matriculated in a degree program in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health or other schools at the Johns Hopkins University are not eligible for this certificate program.

Non-Degree Students

Applicants are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express

Eligible Start Term:


Prerequisites or special requirements

The certificate program is open to non-JHU students with at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university who have completed at least one college level Biology course and one college level Math or Statistics course with a grade of B or above, and a strong overall record of successful academic performance.

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.

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.

Certificate Program Contact
Rebecca Scott

Faculty Sponsor
Beth Resnick, DrPH, MPH
Faculty Co-Sponsor
Sukon Kanchanaraksa, PhD