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Certificate Programs

Public Mental Health Research Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of Mental Health

Onsite | Part-Time | 1-3 years

About This Program

The certificate program provides graduate training in understanding the causes and consequences of mental disorders in populations. The courses describe the clinical and behavioral features and prevalence of mental and behavioral disorders. They also identify factors that influence the occurrence, persistence or severity of these disorders. The goals of the program are to increase the epidemiologic expertise of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, as well as the number of epidemiologists, biostatisticians and health policy makers interested in psychiatric disorders.


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 masters and doctoral students at the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, with the exception of JHSPH MAS students, who are not eligible to apply until they have completed their degree program, and students enrolled in degree programs in the Department of Mental Health.

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 email Certificate Program Contact prior to starting coursework.

Email Certificate Program Contact

Non-Degree Students

The certificate program is also offered to non-degree students who have at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, a strong record of successful academic performance.

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


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.

Sponsoring Department
Department of Mental Health

Program Contact
Patricia Scott
(410) 955-1906

Faculty Sponsor
William Eaton, PhD