Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (Online Graduate Certificate)
This on-line Graduate Certificate in Maternal Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology is designed to combine training in maternal and child health epidemiologic concepts and methods with specialized training in analytic/data skills and a focus in one of a number of specific topic areas. Required coursework provides an overview of basic MCH epidemiologic concepts, methods, an elective in an analytic/statistical course, and the selection of a topic area within the field for more in depth training. The disease specialty areas consist of International MCH, Special Topics in Child Health, or Special Topics in Reproductive Epidemiology, of which one must be selected for the certificate. To provide additional training in commonly used analytic tools, the certificate requires the selection of one additional course in more advanced analytic methods or computing skills, either Epidemiologic methods I, Biostatistics II or Computer Applications for Public Health Researchers.
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- Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Prerequisite courses: PHC 6000 (Epidemiology) and PHC6010 (Biostatistics I).
Application Process for EnrollmentCall the Graduate Certificate Office at (813) 974-2442 or visit their website at http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/admissions.asp to obtain the appropriate applications. In addition, to the application forms please submit:
- Official transcripts
- Letter of interest
Standardization Test Requirements None.
Application of Certificate Courses Towards Graduate DegreeUp to 12 credit hours may be applied contingent upon departmental approval.
Transfer CreditNon-degree seeking students and transfer students may apply one course to a graduate certificate with department approval.
Registration Process for Individual CoursesFirst, consult with the certificate program advisor and obtain an electronic course permit if necessary. Then go to http://usfonline.admin.usf.edu/, the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system. Follow directions given on-line.
To access online course materials, students must have the USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/# to obtain the NetID.
New students, including those studying online, may obtain the USFCard. Please visit: http://www.auxsvc.usf.edu/usfcard.html to obtain the USFCard.
Time Limit for Completion of Certificate Two Years.
Tuition and feesStandard graduate tuition rates and fees apply for graduate students who also pursue this graduate certificate and for non-degree graduate certificate students taking these courses on campus. Please visit http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/certificates/XEY.html for information on tuition and fees
Department contact informationJane Lundh at (813) 974-4529 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Admission Counseling and Advising(813) 974-6505 or Advisor@health.usf.edu