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  • Certificate in Maternal and Child Health

    Overview

    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
    • 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. Learn more.

    Courses

    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. 

    Required Courses 
    CHP 517Overview of MCH3.0
    EPI 570Introduction to Descriptive Epidemiology and Biostatistics3.0
    CHP 518Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health3.0
    Electives*9.0
    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 733Public Health Informatics 
    PBHL 556Perinatal Epidemiology 
    PBHL 705 Public Health in Developing Countries 
    PBHL 706Globalization, Development, and Comparative Health Systems 
    PBHL 707 Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health 
    PBHL 708Global Health Integration Module and Field Practicum Experience 
    Total Credits18.0

    *New MCH courses expected to be added

    Admissions Criteria

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
    • Demonstrated interest or work experience in MCH

    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

    Tuition


    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • 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

    2016-2017 Academic Year

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2016     

    September 19, 2016

    December 3, 2016

    December 5, 2016

    December 10, 2016

    Winter 2017 

    January 9, 2017

    March 18, 2017

    March 20, 2017

    March 25, 2017

    Spring 2017 

    April 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 12, 2017

    June 16, 2017

    Summer 2017 

    June 26, 2017

    September 2, 2017

    September 5, 2017

    September 9, 2017


    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2017     

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018 

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018 

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018 

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

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