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.
- 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
- One of five national HRSA-Funded MCH Public Health Catalyst Programs
- 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
State restrictions may apply to some programs.
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. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.
|CHP 517||Overview of MCH||3.0|
|EPI 570||Introduction to Descriptive Epidemiology and Biostatistics||3.0|
|CHP 518||Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health||3.0|
|You must take a minimum of 9 credits:|
|CHP 681||Research with Rare, Stigmatized, and Hidden Populations|
|CHP 682||LGBT Health Disparities|
|CHP 683||Intersectional Perspectives|
|EPI 571||Introduction to Analytic Epidemiology and Biostatistics|
|EPI 572||Design and Analysis Epidemiological Studies|
|HMP 652||Change Management in Public Health|
|INFO 733||Public Health Informatics|
|PBHL 556||Perinatal Epidemiology|
|PBHL 705||Public Health in Developing Countries|
|PBHL 706||Globalization, Development, and Comparative Health Systems|
|PBHL 707||Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health|
|PBHL 708||Global Health Integration Module and Field Practicum Experience|
*New MCH courses expected to be added
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
- Demonstrated interest or work experience in Maternal and Child Health
With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.
The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1129 per credit.
- This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
- Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
- These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
- 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.
2017-2018 Academic Year
September 25, 2017
December 9, 2017
December 11, 2017
December 16, 2017
January 8, 2018
March 17, 2018
March 19, 2018
March 24, 2018
April 2, 2018
June 9, 2018
June 11, 2018
June 15, 2018
June 25, 2018
September 1, 2018
September 4, 2018
September 8, 2018