Graduate Certificate in Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
1-3 years
Part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Baltimore
English

About this program

Graduate Certificate in Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Spatial analysis is an emerging field with applications evolving that are vast and paramount, impacting public health at the local and global level. The carefully sequenced courses of the certificate program in Spatial Analysis for Public Health introduce and reinforce a unifying comprehensive spatial science paradigm, to include components of Spatial Data, GIS and Spatial Statistics.

Admission requirements

Degree Students

Individuals who are currently matriculated in a degree program in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health or other schools at the Johns Hopkins University are not eligible for this certificate program.

Non-Degree Students

The certificate program is open to members of the public health workforce seeking formal education and training to effectively design and conduct public health-related spatial analysis. The certificate program is open to individuals with at least a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Applicants should be able to demonstrate quantitative ability through professional or academic background in order to apply for the program. Additionally, students must also be able to demonstrate a background in Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

English Language Proficiency Test

Most international applicants must submit scores of an English language proficiency test. Unless an applicant meets one of the exemption criteria listed below, official English language proficiency test scores less than 2 years old will be required as part of the application. To fulfill this requirement, the Bloomberg School will accept scores from the following tests. Please contact Admissions Services if you have questions about acceptable test scores. We do not accept the TOEFL Essentials or TOEFL IPT.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school website.


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Program content

First Term

  • Academic & Research Ethics at BSPH
  • Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Second Term

  • Spatial Data Technologies for Mapping

Third Term

  • Applied Spatial Statistics
  • Spatial Analysis Journal Club

Fourth Term

  • Spatial Applications

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the school website for more information

Tuition

Tuition fee: $1,233 per credit

Qualification

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate program in Spatial Analysis for Public Health the individual will be able to:

  1. Synthesize how geography affects public health;
  2. Obtain and transfer information from spatial data technologies into a database appropriate for mapping;
  3. Utilize a geographic information system to map and spatially integrate public health related databases;
  4. Analyze maps using tools from the field of spatial statistics to describe and interpret distributions of health outcomes in a population;
  5. Design and implement a spatial analysis protocol for addressing a public health problem.

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Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH), the number one ranked school of public health in the world, is dedicated to the improvement of health for all people and the education of a diverse global community of research...


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Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

615 N. Wolfe Street
21205 Baltimore MD

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