Certificate in Maternal and Child Health


Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time To Completion: 1-2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.2209
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 21-1094

About the Program

The goal of the Maternal and Child Health Online Certificate is to provide Maternal and Child Health practitioners desiring accessible training in Maternal and Child Health with core knowledge and skills needed to effectively promote the health and well-being of mothers, children, and families in local, domestic, and global settings. The certificate will utilize the five Maternal and Child Health competencies for curriculum development and evaluation (ATMCH, 2001): scientific basis, methodological/analytical skills, management & communication skills, policy & advocacy skills, and values & ethics in Maternal and Child Health public health practice.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete application form
  • Working knowledge of and access to PC or Mac with DVD/CD-ROM drive, high speed connection to Internet, and MS Office applications
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Ability to download free versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader, Skype, and/or VSee video teleconferencing applications
  • Demonstrated interest or work experience in MCH

Program Requirements

Required courses
CHP 517Overview of Maternal and Child Health3.0
CHP 518Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health3.0
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
Electives (students should choose 3) *9.0
Public Health Ethics
Global Health Ethics
Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health Programs and Advocacy
Outcomes Assessment of Community Health and Prevention
Research with Rare, Stigmatized and Hidden Populations
LGBT Health Disparities
Intersectional Perspectives
Perinatal Epidemiology
Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies
Change Management in Public Health
Total Credits18.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
CHP 517Overview of Maternal and Child Health3.0
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
CHP 518Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
 Term Credits6.0
Total Credit: 18.0

Additional Information

For additional information about this program, go the Dornsife School of Public Health's Admissions web page.

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