Certificate Programs for Which Only Hopkins Students are Eligible
- Community-Based Public Health
- Gender and Health
- Global Digital Health
- Global Health
- Health and Human Rights
- Health Disparities and Health Inequality
- Humanitarian Health
- Public Health Preparedness
- Public Health Advocacy
- Rigor, Reproducibility, and Responsibility in Scientific Practice
- Vaccine Science and Policy
Certificate Programs for Which Both Hopkins and Non-Degree Students are Eligible
- Adolescent Health
- Climate and Health
- Clinical Trials
- Demographic Methods
- Environmental and Occupational Health
- Epidemiology for Public Health Professionals
- Food Systems, the Environment and Public Health
- Health Communication
- Health Education
- Health Finance and Management
- Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention and Control
- Humane Sciences and Toxicology Policy
- Implementation Science and Research Practice
- Injury and Violence Prevention
- Leadership for Public Health and Healthcare
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Public Health
- Maternal and Child Health
- Mental Health Policy, Economics and Services
- Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
- Population and Health
- Product Stewardship and Sustainability
- Public Health Economics
- Public Health Informatics
- Public Health Training Certificate for American Indian Health Professionals
- Public Mental Health Research
- Quality, Patient Safety and Outcomes Research
- Risk Sciences and Public Policy
- Tropical Medicine
Certificate Programs for Which Only Non-Degree Students are Eligible
- Global Health Practice *PLEASE NOTE: The Global Health Practice program is not accepting applications for new students at this time.
- Global Tobacco Control *PLEASE NOTE: The Global Tobacco Control program is not accepting applications for new students at this time.
- International Healthcare Management and Leadership
- Population Health Management
- Public Health Practice
- Quantitative Methods in Public Health
- Spatial Analysis for Public Health
- Training Certificate in Public Health
Frequently Asked Questions About Certificate Programs
Who is eligible to apply to a certificate program?
Eligibility requirements vary. Students should review the information for their certificate of interest carefully.
Applicants not currently enrolled in a Johns Hopkins degree program must have earned at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have a strong academic record.
Is visa sponsorship provided for international students applying to certificate programs?
Certificate programs completed outside the Summer Institutes do NOT qualify for visa sponsorship. Most international students are advised to consider certificate programs that can be completed online from their country of residence. Legal Permanent Residents and non-immigrants who are otherwise physically present in the US and in a status that allows for study may be eligible to pursue a certificate program in person at the Bloomberg School.
When are courses taught?
The Bloomberg academic year consists of five eight-week terms: two in the fall, two in the spring, and one in the summer. Most on-campus Bloomberg courses are taught during the work week (Monday-Friday) between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM. The term, venue, and time for each course may be found in the BSPH course directory.
Can certificates be earned part-time?
Non-degree students may earn certificates part-time. Degree students earn the certificate concurrently with their degree or training program.
How long does it take to complete a certificate program?
Certificate program length varies by the number of required term credits when courses are offered and each student’s schedule.
Students do not need to enroll in certificate courses during consecutive terms but must complete the program within three years.
Can certificate courses be taken pass/fail?
All required or core certificate courses must be taken for a letter grade unless the course is only offered pass/fail. The certificate program determines whether elective courses may be taken pass/fail. Certificate courses cannot be audited.
How do I register for courses if I am a non-degree student?
The certificate program will inform each applicant of its admission decision. Accepted students will also receive an email with instructions for registering. Students wishing to take an online course must first complete the non-credit/free Introduction to Online Learning.
What is a Notification of Completion?
Please read this page that addresses certificate program completion for complete information about notifying the school that the certificate program has been completed.
Can courses taken before being accepted into the certificate program be counted toward the certificate?
For students not currently enrolled in a Bloomberg School of Public Health degree program, up to six term credits for courses taken before being admitted to the certificate program may be applied toward the certificate. Bloomberg School degree students should follow the parameters set by their certificate program as far as how many credits may be taken before applying.
Can certificate courses be counted towards a BSPH degree?
Typically, up to 16 term credits taken as a non-degree student may later be applied to a Bloomberg School degree program. The courses must be applicable to the degree and completed no more than five years before matriculating to the degree program. The process is not automatic, and the final decision rests with the degree program; if a student is planning to apply to a BSPH degree program upon completion of a certificate program, it's a good idea to contact the degree program first to verify how many completed academic credits the program will accept.
Upon completion of a certificate program, will I be considered a BSPH alum and have access to alumni privileges?
Only those students who successfully complete a degree program at BSPH are considered alumni. Individuals who complete a certificate program will receive a certificate diploma suitable for framing and display and a BSPH transcript indicating that they have completed the certificate program.
What is the Tuition for a Certificate Program at BSPH?
Please visit the page on the BSPH website that addresses certificate program tuition.
How to Apply to a Certificate Program
Different certificate programs are open to different audiences. There are different application processes for students who are currently enrolled in degree programs at Johns Hopkins University (including students enrolled at the Bloomberg School of Public Health) and those who are applying as non-students. Each certificate program has its own eligibility requirements and terms in which it is possible to begin the program. Prospective students should visit the webpage of the program that interests them on the Bloomberg School of Public Health certificate website for complete information about who the program is open to (i.e., JHU graduate students, non-degree students, or both), what admissions requirements are necessary, and which start terms are available. If a student is not currently enrolled in a degree program at JHU, they should carefully review the "how to apply" page on the Bloomberg School of Public Health website as well.
Please visit the page on the Bloomberg School website that addresses certificate program tuition.
Completion of a Certificate Program
Individuals currently enrolled in a certificate program should carefully review the completion instructions on the Bloomberg School of Public Health's website. Certificate completions cannot be processed retroactively.