Maternal and Child Health Certificate (Graduate)

Develop the necessary knowledge and skills to support Title V programs, which focus on improving the health of mothers and children, with the Maternal and Child Health Certificate (Graduate) in Temple’s College of Public Health. This 12-credit graduate certificate prepares students to critically evaluate and understand maternal and child health populations and identify evidence-based programs to improve health and reduce disparities.

The certificate is intended for Temple University students at the master’s or doctoral level in public health, psychology, social work and sociology who are interested in expanding their knowledge and skill base in maternal and child health to inform their research and training in their current degree program.

Jointly administered by the departments of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the program prepares students to address maternal and child health issues at local, national and global levels.

Graduates of this program will develop an in-depth understanding of

  • gaps in existing maternal and child health programs,
  • how U.S. health systems are organized and financed, 
  • human growth and development,
  • infant and maternal mortality,
  • mortality factors, 
  • related morbidities, and 
  • the co-occurrence of communicable and noncommunicable diseases.

Classes & Curriculum

Most of the courses in the Maternal and Child Health Certificate (Graduate) curriculum are offered in both on-campus and online formats. The certificate’s flexible curriculum and format options allow students to tailor the program to meet their individual training needs and interests. Students may take up to four semesters to complete this 12-credit graduate certificate.

Classes you are likely to take as part of the certificate curriculum include the following.

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Learn more about the courses comprising the Maternal and Child Health Certificate (Graduate) curriculum.

What sets our Maternal and Child Health Certificate apart?

Temple’s College of Public Health is one of the largest and most diverse CEPH-accredited schools, incorporating health services disciplines and traditional public health programs. This interdisciplinary environment is highly relevant to training graduate students in maternal and child health competencies and developing a transdisciplinary workforce. 

Located in Philadelphia, a city that consistently ranks low on many maternal and child health indicators, the College of Public Health and its graduate programs capitalize on these training opportunities by sustaining a long tradition of cultivating maternal and child health agency partnerships throughout the region.


The need for public health professionals who have completed advanced coursework and can demonstrate working knowledge of maternal and child health issues is growing rapidly, in the U.S. and abroad. Students who complete the Maternal and Child Health Certificate (Graduate) will be in high demand as Title V programs are on the rise in an effort to reduce health and racial disparities.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,109.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,521.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.


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