Maternal Child Health Epidemiology


This Graduate Certificate in Maternal Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology is design to combine training in maternal and child health epidemiologic concepts and methods with specialized training in analytic/data skills and a focus in one of a number of specific topic areas. This certificate has a combination of online and on-campus courses. Required coursework provides an overview of basic MCH epidemiologic concepts, methods, an elective in an analytic/statistical course, and the selection of a topic area within the field for more in depth training. The focus area courses will consist of Evaluation in Community Health, Program Planning, Community Health Data Sources, or Special topics in Reproductive Epidemiology, of which one must be selected for the certificate. To provide additional training in commonly used analytic tools, the certificate requires the selection of one additional course in more advanced analytic methods or computing skills, either Epidemiologic methods I, Biostatistics II or Computer Applications for Public Health Researchers.

Course location/delivery

The Certificate is offered partially online and at the Tampa campus.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


18 credit hours total. There are 12 credit hours of required coursework.

PHC 6000 - Epidemiology or equivalent (3) online
PHC 6050 - Biostatistics I or equivalent (3) online
PHC 6530 - Maternal and Child Health I (3) online
PHC 6591 - Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology (3) online


Choose 6 additional elective hours from the following list:

One of the following analytic courses:

PHC 6051 - Biostatistics II (3) online
PHC 6701 - Computer Applications for Public Health Researchers (3) online
PHC 6010 - Epidemiology Methods I (3) online
One of the following specialization courses:

PHC 6708 - Evaluation in Community Health (3) campus
PHC 6505 - Program Planning (3) campus
PHC 6197 - Community Health Data Sources (3) campus
PHC 6934 - Special topics in Perinatal Epidemiology (3) campus
PHC 6146 - Health Services Planning & Evaluation (3) online

Time Limit for Completion of Certificate

Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is two years.

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

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.


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