Quantitative Methods in Public Health Certificate Program
The certificate recipient will be able to:
- Evaluate the methods used to measure health effects in populations;
- Interpret basic, quantitative public health measures;
- Judge policy implications of public health data and research;
- Be familiar with the difficulties of collecting, interpreting and analyzing data and their implications;
- Perform a critical review of public health/epidemiologic literature.
Certificate Program Contact
Members of the public health workforce and other professionals who seek training and education in basic quantitative methods for analyzing and using public health data. Matriculated JHU degree candidates are not eligible for this certificate program. This program is intended to be taken on a part-time basis. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree with at least one college level biology or equivalent course, one college-level math or statistics course, and a strong record of successful academic performance.
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 NON-DEGREE STUDENT (JHU STUDENTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM)
Students who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express.
Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: 1,2,3, & 4.
TOEFL/IELTS: Not required.
Prerequisites or special requirements: Applicants must have completed at least one college-level course in both biology and math/statistics prior to submitting the application.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
The certificate program requires a minimum of 21 term credits of coursework. All required and elective courses 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 the 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)|
|PH.140.611||Statistical Reasoning in Public Health I||3|
|PH.140.612||Statistical Reasoning in Public Health II||3|
|PH.340.663||Epidemiology Workshop: Interpreting and Using Epidemiologic Evidence||2|
|PH.550.608||Problem Solving in Public Health||4|
|Students must complete either 340.601 or 340.721|
|PH.340.601||Principles of Epidemiology||5|
|PH.340.721||Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I||5|
|Students must complete either 340.722 or both 140.613 AND 140.614|
|PH.340.722||Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health II||4|
|PH.140.613||Data Analysis Workshop I||2|
|PH.140.614||Data Analysis Workshop II||2|