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Maternal and Child Health, Certificate

Arnold School of Public Health

Expand your knowledge and gain additional training in the areas of maternal and child health in order to improve health and well-being outcomes in South Carolina and across the nation.

Through course content and mentorship, you will learn about maternal and child health foundational knowledge, research and practice and how theories and evidence translate into policy. You will develop the skills necessary to communicate with people from diverse groups and be a leader in the maternal and child health workforce.

Program Highlights

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    Convenient Certification

    Enjoy flexible programming with in-person classes and the ability to share up to 12 credits with your degree program.

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    Work That Matters

    Help reduce health disparities and mortality rates for mothers and infants.

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    Interdisciplinary Approach

    Complete three required courses in maternal and child health and two elective courses from an area of interest.

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    Enhance Your Degree

    Add this certification to any four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.

What You’ll Study

Study reproductive and perinatal epidemiology, maternal and child health, and maternal and child health programs and policies past, present and future. Choose from additional courses in social determinants of health, nutrition, rural health, psychology of child development, LGBT health, administration, program planning and more. GRE scores are not required.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Human Health

    Fostering well-being, preventing diseases and optimizing physical, mental and social aspects of individuals' well-being


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

    Cultural Awareness

    Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs

  • Communication

    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression


    Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential

    Public Policy

    Developing, implementing and evaluating strategies and actions to address societal issues and achieve desired outcomes

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Research Coordinator
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Outreach and Community Engagement Manager
  • Health Educator

Workplace Settings

  • Research Centers
  • State and Federal Health Departments
  • Health Care Setting
  • Hospitals
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Nonprofit MCH Organization

In addition to my MPH, I’m earning a graduate certificate in Maternal and Child Health. I’m interested in adverse childhood experiences, social determinants of health, rural health, social emotional health and early childhood.

Emma Boswell
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