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:

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered on 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.

In addition, to the application forms please submit:

  1. Official transcripts
  2. A resume
  3. Letter of Intent

Time Limit

Two years




15 - 18 credit hours total. There are 6 credit hours of required coursework.

Public Health Methods (3 credits) such as:

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.

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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