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Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology Graduate Certificate

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) is the professional and academic field that focuses on the determinants, mechanisms and systems that promote and maintain the health, safety, well-being, and appropriate development of children and their families in communities and societies, in order to enhance the future health and welfare of society and subsequent generation. MCH has had a resurgence of interest among health care providers, policy makers, and others in recent years. Public Health focuses on the premise that prevention of disease and promotion of wellness is the best approach to controlling cost, increasing access to healthcare, and improving health status of populations. More and more individuals see the need for additional education as an avenue to accomplishing these goals. Participants of the certificate will be better able to contribute to the improvement in the health status of women, and children, and adolescents.

Offered through the Main Campus, the Graduate Certificate in MCH Epidemiology can be completed in one to four years. Affiliated with the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, students who successfully complete the certificate and are later admitted to the MPH program, may use all units toward the MPH if they choose either the MCH or the Health Behavior Health Promotion concentration.

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Admissions Requirements

Available via the Main Campus

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. The applicant is required to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.75 GPA (GPA is based on the last 60 units, or if the applicant has 12 or more graduate units, the GPA will be based on graduate units)
  • One course in college biology
  • One course in college algebra or a more advanced math course
  • One letter of recommendation is required from a supervisor, mentor, or other individual familiar with your work and professional abilities
  • Resume/CV which should include: educational background and employment experience
  • Written statement of background and goals (one page single spaced)
  • International applicants may need to provide proof of English proficiency
  • Applicants are not required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

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Application Process: Please note the application for this program will open soon. 

Apply online through the University of Arizona Graduate College: http://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/apply-now

Application Deadlines:

Fall start

  • Priority deadline: May 15
  • Secondary deadline: July 1
Spring start
  • Priority deadline: September 15
  • Secondary deadline: November 1

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Required Courses – 12 units:

  • Required Certificate Core Courses (9 units)
    • EPID 555  Introduction to MCH Epidemiology
    • EPID 573a  Introduction to Epidemiology
    • BIOS 576a Biostatistics in Public Health
  • Electives (3 Units, Choose 1)
    • CPH 536  Project Design, Implementation & Evaluation in MCH
    • CPH 537  Evidence-Based Methods in MCH
    • CPH 554 MCH Information & Data Systems
    • CPH 557 Global Maternal Health: Cultural Perceptions and Policy Approaches
    • 500+ Level course as approved by Program Director

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Questions?

Contact the Certificate Coordinator at: coph-certificate@email.arizona.edu or 520-626-2112

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