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 FeaturesCourses 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 professionalsCurriculum shaped by the five MCH core competencies: Scientific BasisMethodological/Analytical SkillsManagement and Communication SkillsPolicy and Advocacy SkillsValues and Ethics in MCH Public Health PracticeOne of five national HRSA-Funded MCH Public Health Catalyst ProgramsTaught by Drexel faculty and guest lectures by national and international experts in MCHUpon 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 MCHDefine the MCH population in a communityApply the life course perspective to MCH public health problemsUtilize core public health analysis and research methods to interpret MCH data and translate it into MCH practiceDescribe the design, implementation, and evaluation of MCH programs domestically and internationallyExplain the tenets of MCH program planning and evaluation and identify essential gaps in existing programs serving mothers and childrenEffectively communicate to diverse MCH populationsIdentify the biological, social, and behavioral basis for a MCH programState restrictions may apply to some programs. 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 MCH3.0EPI 570Introduction to Descriptive Epidemiology and Biostatistics3.0CHP 518Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health3.0Electives*9.0You 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 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 a regionally accredited universityDemonstrated interest or work experience in Maternal and Child HealthRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools) ResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition 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. Academic Calendar 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 Apply today for the Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.