Maternal and Child Health
The certificate in maternal and child health (MCH) is designed to provide specialized training in public health problems affecting infants, children, adolescents, and women of all ages. Required coursework is designed to overview the major health issues affecting MCH populations, develop methodological skills selected areas, such as data analysis, program planning and evaluation and research. Support courses allow students to focus some of their coursework in selected areas of MCH interest.
The certificate program has been developed for the following groups:
- Public health practitioners
- MPH students who desire focused graduate level training in MCH.
The Certificate is offered on the Tampa campus.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
To learn about the application process and to access the application, please review our application process.
In addition, to the application forms please submit:
- Official transcripts
- A resume
- Letter of Intent
15 - 18 credit hours total. There are 6 credit hours of required coursework.
- PHC 6530 Maternal and Child Health I (3 credits)
Public Health Methods (3 credits) such as:
- PHC 6708 Evaluation Methods in Community Health (3)
- PHC 6505 Program Planning in Community Health (3)
- PHC 6197 Community Health Data Sources (3)
- PHC 6715 Research Foundations in Public Health (3)
Electives (9 - 12 Credit Hours)
Selected with program advisor. Electives will be selected based on student's experience and career goals/plans. Some examples of elective courses include: Reproductive Health Trends and Issues; Maltreated Children and Their Families; and Children's Mental Health Services.
Credit Toward Graduate Degree
Certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.