Certificate in Maternal and Child Health

The non-degree Certificate in Maternal and Child Health a 12 credit hour program designed to provide students with education and training in the life course perspective to address persistent and emerging issues pertaining to maternal and child health.  These issues will include current ones such as infant mortality, maternal mortality and its determinants as well as new morbidities and the double burden of diseases such as co-occurrence of communicable and non-communicable diseases in MCH subjects at the local, national and global levels.  Students will gain competency in the scientific basis of MCH and public health, methodological and analytical skills, management and communication, policy and advocacy skills plus values and ethics in MCH public health practice. 

The program is designed to serve the following:  members of the public health workforce interested in moving their professional portfolio to MCH and transition into career positions in public health; individuals who completed a Baccalaureate degree or a graduate program in a relevant discipline; individuals who are not interested in a master or doctoral degree but who wish to hold a credential in public health in the MCH area; and MPH students from concentrations other than MCH or other health science students who wish to hold a credential in public health in the MCH area.

Program Requirements