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  • Certificate in Maternal and Child Health

    Drexel’s accredited, online Certificate in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) provides the knowledge and skills needed to effectively promote the health and well-being of women, mothers, infants, children, adolescents, and families in local, domestic, and global settings.

    Access a tailored maternal and child health core curriculum, informed by federal MCH leadership competencies, to learn how to translate data into practice, plan and evaluate programs, and communicate with distinct and diverse audiences guided by mentors/faculty with MCH experience. As a student of Drexel's maternal and child health certificate program, you will apply skills in a required local field experience, as well as elective domestic and global practical experiences using innovative technology and enhance your capacity in the MCH workforce.

    Program Features

    • Courses taught by experienced faculty from Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health, which is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
    • Convenient 100% online format for busy professionals
    • Curriculum shaped by the five MCH core competencies:
      • Scientific Basis
      • Methodological/Analytical Skills
      • Management and Communication Skills
      • Policy and Advocacy Skills
      • Values and Ethics in MCH Public Health Practice
    • An HRSA-Funded MCH Public Health Catalyst Program
    • Taught by Drexel faculty and guest lectures by national and international experts in MCH

    Upon completion, you will be able to:

    • Understand the historical development of the maternal and child health field, including the history of local, state, and federal MCH agencies and their structure, and national legislative mandates relative to MCH
    • Define the MCH population in a community
    • Apply the life course perspective to MCH public health problems
    • Utilize core public health analysis and research methods to interpret MCH data and translate it into MCH practice
    • Describe the design, implementation, and evaluation of MCH programs domestically and internationally
    • Explain the tenets of MCH program planning and evaluation and identify essential gaps in existing programs serving mothers and children
    • Effectively communicate to diverse MCH populations
    • Identify the biological, social, and behavioral basis for a MCH program

    Online Open House

    View our previously recorded online open house to learn more about the Certificate in Maternal and Child Health program.


    State restrictions may apply to some programs.

    Curriculum

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period.

    Required Courses
    CHP 517 Overview of Maternal and Child Health 3.0
    CHP 518
    or HMP 519
    Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health
    or Maternal & Child Health Policy
    3.0
    EPI 570 Introduction to Epidemiology 3.0
    Electives (Choose Three) 9.0
    BST 571
    Introduction to Biostatistics
    CHP 518
    Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health
    CHP 607
    Public Health Ethics
    CHP 660
    Global Health Ethics
    CHP 661
    Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health Programs and Advocacy
    CHP 673
    Process Monitoring and Outcomes Evaluation for Community Health Programs
    CHP 681
    Research with Rare, Stigmatized and Hidden Populations
    CHP 682
    LGBT Health Disparities
    CHP 683
    Intersectional Perspectives
    EPI 556
    Perinatal Epidemiology
    EPI 572
    Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies
    HMP 519
    Maternal & Child Health Policy
    HMP 555
    Violence, Trauma and Adversity in Public Health
    HMP 652
    Change Management in Public Health
    IPS 510
    Reproductive Women's Health Across the Life Cycle
    Total Credits 18.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
    • Demonstrated interest or work experience in Maternal and Child Health

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools)
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Computer Requirements

    Working knowledge of and access to a personal computer (no more than 4 years old), high-speed connection to the Internet, and Microsoft Office applications.

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2021-2022 is $1258 per credit.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2021-2022 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2021

    September 20, 2021

    December 4, 2021

    December 6, 2021

    December 11, 2021

    Winter 2022

    January 3, 2022

    March 12, 2022

    March 14, 2022

    March 19, 2022

    Spring 2022

    March 28, 2022

    June 4, 2022

    June 6, 2022

    June 11, 2022

    Summer 2022

    June 20, 2022

    August 27, 2022

    August 29, 2022

    September 3, 2022

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