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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
    • 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.

    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 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
    Electives* 9.0
    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  
    Total Credits 18.0

    *New MCH courses expected to be added

    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

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $1163 per credit.

    • This program is not 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.
      • 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

    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

     

    2018-2019 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2018

    September 24, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    December 10, 2018

    December 15, 2018

    Winter 2019

    January 7, 2019

    March 16, 2019

    March 18, 2019

    March 23, 2019

    Spring 2019

    April 1, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    June 10, 2019

    June 14, 2019

    Summer 2019

    June 24, 2019

    August 31, 2019

    September 3, 2019

    September 7, 2019

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