Certificate in Maternal and Child Health

The certificate in maternal and child health (MCH) at Rollins prepares students for positions in governmental and non-governmental public health organizations serving women, infants, and children at local, regional, national, and international levels.

The certificate in MCH follows the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs published in 2009. Building on Emory's strengths in methods and in-depth instruction in the life course, master of public health (MPH) graduates with a certificate in MCH will have mastery in at least one methodological approach and one aspect of MCH life course, as well as general grounding in the larger arena of MCH.

This is a rigorous and competitive certificate program intended for students that are committed to the development and promotion of the MCH field. Any current first-year student enrolled in the MPH or MSPH program at Rollins is eligible to apply for one of approximately 20 slots in September of their first year. Applicants should have demonstrated leadership and team player capabilities.

The Emory University Center for Excellence in Maternal and Child Health offers a limited number of fellowships each year to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, which includes African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, individuals who come from rural areas, and students who are the first in their families to have attended college and are interested in completing the maternal and child health certificate.

Potential fellowship applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and enrolled in a master's program at Rollins. Fellowship students will complete the MCH certificate and will receive a scholarship award equal to half tuition, a $2,000/semester REAL award for an MCH-related position, and $2,000 in practicum assistance.

Applicants interested in the MCH fellowship for 2016 and beyond will be able to complete the fellowship application in the RSPH supplementary portion of the SOPHAS application. Please note that students who are not interested in applying for the MCH Fellowship program should not complete the supplementary SOPHAS application.