Beginning in Fall 2021, the School of Public Health at Georgia State University will offer a graduate certificate in Maternal and Child Health (MCH). Graduate students will be able to complete the MCH Graduate Certificate program while they are completing their Master of Public Health (MPH). Because many of the prerequisite and required MCH Graduate Certificate program courses overlap with the MPH, most MCH Graduate Certificate program students are also MPH students earning both credentials at the same time. However, the MCH Graduate Certificate program is open to other public health graduate students (in the DrPH, PhD in Public Health, and Graduate Certificate in Public Health programs) as well as practitioners and leaders from other allied public health professions who want to build upon their expertise to reach the MCH population through acquisition of maternal and child health specific knowledge and skills.
Our mission is to advocate to improve the health and well-being of women, families, and children in Georgia, the United States, and across the globe through preparing emerging leaders in the field to:
- advocate for justice in community, state, and national policies
- support and evaluate culturally responsive, community-driven programs
- lead interdisciplinary research teams to increase understanding of evidence-based practices in improving maternal and child health
Our values include:
- Social justice, health equity, and life course approaches to promote the health and well-being of women, families and children