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Certificate Programs

Public Health Preparedness Certificate Program

Offered By: Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Onsite | Part-Time | 1 - 3 years

About the Public Health Preparedness Certificate Program

This certificate program is designed for students who would like to be trained to identify the major threats to public health, to identify public health issues during emergency situations, and how to integrate the risk sciences, public health practice and public health surveillance systems as they relate to preparedness and emergency response.

Educational Objectives

The certificate program in Public Health Preparedness is designed to provide essential tools for public health practitioners to prepare for natural disasters, terrorism or other emerging threats. Specific objectives of the program are to:

  1. Identify the major threats to public health and to identify public health issues in disasters;
  2. Describe the integration of risk sciences, public health practice and public health surveillance as it relates to public health preparedness and terrorism response.

Curriculum for the Public Health Preparedness 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 currently enrolled master's and doctoral students at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, with the exception of MAS students who are not eligible to apply until they have completed their primary degree program. It is open to students in graduate programs at Johns Hopkins University.

Students already enrolled in graduate degree programs at JHU are not required to complete the School's electronic admissions application, but must submit a 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 graduate degree program in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health or other schools 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.

Contact Us

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

Sponsoring Department
Environmental Health and Engineering 

Certificate Program Contact
Taylor Voelkel

Faculty Sponsor
Daniel Barnett, MD