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Maternal and Child Health Certificate

About the program

The Texas A&M School of Public Health offers a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) certificate to increase MCH competencies to graduate-level students. This is an interdisciplinary certificate that partners with departments across the School of Public Health.

Additionally, the MCH certificate offers electives from:


This program is open to any graduate student in good standing at Texas A&M University, as well as any applicant with a bachelor's degree from an accredited university and who is a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident. Current enrollment at Texas A&M is not a requirement. If you are not a current Texas A&M student, you will be required to complete the SOPHAS Express application for admission, more information to follow.

Dates and Deadlines

There is not a deadline for admission to the certificate program if you are a currently enrolled Texas A&M student. If you are not currently enrolled at Texas A&M, deadlines are as follows:

Spring Admission:  Nov. 15

Fall Admission:  July 1

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit the following for screening. If you are not a currently enrolled Texas A&M student, additional information on the application process will be sent to you after approval of the screening information.

Required courses

For more detailed information regarding these courses, including course descriptions, please see the Texas A&M course Catalog.

Required Courses
Course Number Course Name Hours
HPCH 613 or HLTH 632 Program Evaluation or Health Program Evaluation 3
PHEB 621 Foundations of Maternal and Child Health 3
Select two of the following (6 hours):
EPSY 605 Effects of Culture, Diversity, and Poverty on Children and Youth
HLTH 634 Women’s Health 3
HPCH 665 Proposal Writing and Grants Management 3
INTA 645 Women and Nations 3
PHEB 615 Disaster Epidemiology 3
PHEB 622 Reproductive And Perinatal Epidemiology 3
PHEO 613 Introduction to Environmental Health Disparities 3
PHPM 608 Overview of Maternal and Child Health Systems and Policy
 SOCI 610/WGST 610 Reproduction, Birth, and Power
Total Semester Credit Hours 12