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Certificate Programs

Training Certificate in Public Health

Offered By: Office of Academic Affairs

Onsite or Online | Part-Time | 1 - 3 years

About the Training Certificate in Public Health

The Training Certificate in Public Health provides an introduction to the foundational areas of public health. Students complete required courses in the subject areas of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Management Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Students interested in obtaining the Master of Public Health degree offered by the Bloomberg School may apply all of the course credits completed in the Certificate program to the MPH program upon application and admission, as long as courses were completed within 5 years of matriculation into the MPH program. For specific questions about the MPH program, please contact the MPH office directly at

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the Training Certificate the individual will be able to:

  • Use appropriate statistical methods for critical reading of reports of statistical analysis of public health problems.
  • Apply the basic concepts of epidemiology to the study of the patterns of disease and injury applied to public health.
  • Determine the role of environmental factors affecting the health of a population.
  • Identify the managerial and policy issues associated with the delivery, quality and costs of health care.
  • Identify the social, behavioral, and cultural factors related to population health.

Curriculum for the Training Certificate in Public Health

Please visit our Academic Catalogue to see the full certificate 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 Terms:

1st and 3rd

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