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Tropical Medicine Certificate Program

About the Tropical Medicine Certificate Program

This certificate program is designed to provide training in tropical medicine and related public health issues through a multidisciplinary approach. It is also designed to prepare participants for working with current and emerging health problems in developing countries and health problems of travelers. This program focuses broadly on issues of tropical health and on clinical tropical medicine. Toward the program’s conclusion, students will have acquired a strong scientific basis for preventing, diagnosis, treating, and controlling tropical health problems.

The curriculum consists of

  • Specific tropical diseases and detailed case studies stressing diagnosis, treatment, and the implementation of preventive control measures
  • Recent advances in diagnostic methodologies
  • Human behavior associated with the transmission of infection and of local perceptions of the disease
  • Laboratory sessions focusing on diagnostic methods for identification of blood, intestinal, and tissue parasites as well as their vectors.

Sessions include practical lab experience in parasitology and diagnosis.

Curriculum for the Tropical Medicine 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

Johns Hopkins University graduate students and staff are eligible for the certificate program. BSPH MAS students are not eligible to apply until they have completed their primary degree program.

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 Institute, 1st, 2nd, Winter Institute, 3rd, and 4th

Email Certificate Program Contact

Non-Degree Students

Health professionals and other individuals with an interest in tropical medicine with at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a strong academic record are eligible for admission to this certificate program.

Eligible Start Term:

1st Term

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

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 Departments
International Health
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Certificate Program Contact
Alex Kim