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Public Mental Health Research Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of Mental Health

Onsite | Part-Time | 1-3 years

About the Public Mental Health Research Certificate 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.

Curriculum for the Public Mental Health Research 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 Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, with the exception of BSPH 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.

Eligible Start Terms:

Summer, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

Email Certificate Program Contact

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 Department
Department of Mental Health

Prospective Student or Applicant Inquiries

Faculty Sponsor
Adam Spira, PhD