Public Health Economics Certificate Program
The certificate program in Public Health Economics is designed for graduate degree students and junior and mid-level professionals pursuing a career in public health, health care, health services, and health policy who wish to use economic tools to improve the health of populations. This certificate program is only available to students who are able to attend classes in Baltimore; it cannot be completed through online and institute courses.
Students who complete the certificate program will be able to:
- Describe the appropriate role of cost-effectiveness and economic reasoning in the policy making process for health care in the United States and around the world
- Participate in the conduct of economic evaluations related to new health interventions, and health systems, health services, or public health interventions
- Perform statistical and other analytic or modeling tasks necessary to complete cost effectiveness analyses
- Apply economic theory to predict responses to changes in policies and incentives provided by changes in the health system, in health services provision, or in public health
- Contribute to the interpretation of economic evaluations and analyses for policy purposes
Certificate Program Contact
The certificate program is offered to masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in any division of the Johns Hopkins University, with the exception of JHSPH MAS students, who are not eligible to apply until they have completed their degree program. It is also offered to junior and mid-career level professionals who have at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a strong record of successful academic performance. Prospective students should have an interest in applying economic tools to improve the health of populations.
All applicants must review the General Certificate Guidelines page, which provides important information about how to apply to a certificate 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 submit declaration of intent prior to starting coursework.
Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: 1, & 3.
APPLYING TO THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AS A NON-DEGREE STUDENT
Students who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express. All non-degree applicants should review the general Certificates Admissions page for instructions on how to apply to a certificate program and application deadlines.
Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: 1,2,3, & 4.
Prerequisites or special requirements: None
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
The certificate program requires a minimum of 29 term credits. All courses (except seminar) must be taken for a letter grade; a minimum grade of C is required in all certificate coursework and students must maintain a 2.75 or better overall GPA for all certificate coursework. The certificate program length is flexible; it varies from student to student, however, the certificate must be completed within three years.
The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements.The student's transcript will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted, verified by the certificate program and processed by the Registrar.
COURSE OF STUDY
Students should check the JHSPH course directory to confirm when courses are offered. Students should also check for prerequisites and whether instructor consent is required.
|PH.550.860||Academic & Research Ethics at JHSPH (All students are required to complete this noncredit course in their first term of study)|
|Required Statistical Courses: Students must complete one of the following statistical series (A, B, or C)|
|Statistical Series A|
|PH.140.621||Statistical Methods in Public Health I||4|
|PH.140.622||Statistical Methods in Public Health II||4|
|PH.140.623||Statistical Methods in Public Health III||4|
|PH.140.624||Statistical Methods in Public Health IV||4|
|Statistical Series B|
|PH.140.651||Methods in Biostatistics I||4|
|PH.140.652||Methods in Biostatistics II||4|
|PH.140.653||Methods in Biostatistics III||4|
|PH.140.654||Methods in Biostatistics IV||4|
|Statistical Series C for Applied Economics Program students|
|Required Health Economics Course: Students must complete Sequences E, F, G, and H|
|Economics Sequence E|
|PH.313.601||Economic Evaluation I||3|
|Economics Sequence F: Student may select either 313.643 or 313.641 or 313.610|
|PH.313.610||Health Economics for Managers||3|
|PH.313.641||Introduction to Health Economics||3|
|Economics Sequence G|
|PH.313.602||Economic Evaluation II||3|
|Economics Sequence H: There is one option, offered during 2 terms each year. Certificate students are only required to take 1 term.|
|PH.313.861||Public Health Economics Seminar||1|
|Elective Courses: Students should select one elective course from the list below|
|PH.221.619||Introduction to Microeconomics||3|
|PH.221.644||Econometric Methods for Evaluation of Health Programs||4|
|PH.300.651||Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System||4|
|PH.309.620||Managed Care and Health insurance||3|
|PH.309.670||Comparative Health insurance||3|
|PH.309.716||Advanced Methods in Health Services Research: Analysis||3|
|PH.313.603||Economic Evaluation III||3|
|PH.313.604||Economic Evaluation IV||3|
|PH.313.644||Intermediate Health Economics||3|
|PH.380.756||Poverty, Economic Development, and Health||4|