The MCH Certificate program operates on rolling admission.
The MCH Graduate Certificate is a minimum 15-credit program:
Graduate Certificate in Maternal and Child Health
The MCH Certificate program offers an integrated course of study for students interested in maternal and child health (MCH) content and tools.
Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in any graduate program at the University of Washington, including non-School of Public Health graduate programs and Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) students, except for Epidemiology and Health Services students already enrolled in MCH.
The MCH curriculum includes health systems and policy, the life-course perspective, social determinants of health, and an understanding of the epidemiology of maternal and child health problems such as infant, child, and maternal morbidity and mortality, abnormal child growth and development, and early-life factors in adult health. GNM students and those from outside the School of Public Health also attend an introductory epidemiology course that focuses on research designs and methods to describe distribution and determinants of disease and health events in populations.
Requirements: A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for all courses counting toward the certificate, and a grade of 2.7 or above is required of any individual course.
Students integrate and apply coursework through a fieldwork project. This is an in-depth analysis or evaluation of an MCH preventive intervention program, a community-based service agency, or an existing MCH data source. They present the results in an end-of-year poster presentation.