Specialty Area in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Note: Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health is both an area of study and a specialty area. The following information is specific to the specialty area.

The field of maternal, child and adolescent health aims to promote and protect the health status and well-being of women, infants, children, adolescents and their families. The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Specialty Area furthers this goal through excellence in training, research, continuing education, service and advocacy.

Eligibility

This specialty area is available to two-year master’s and doctoral students enrolled in any of our regular academic programs. For more information, students can contact our specialty coordinator.

Requirements

The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Specialty Area track requires completion of the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Specialty Area core course plus two additional courses. Note: A course cannot count towards both a student’s specialty area and academic program of study.

Core Course:

  • PH 210 Maternal and Child Health Core Course

Remaining two courses may be selected from the following list:

  • PH 207A    Public Health Aspects of Maternal and Child Health Nutrition
  • PH 210B    Adolescent Health
  • PH 210D    Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
  • PH 212A    International Maternal and Child Health
  • PH 213A    Family Planning, Population Change and Health

Course offerings are subject to change. Please check the current schedule of classes to confirm.

Accreditation

At the time of graduation, each student receives a letter signed by the chair of the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Specialty Area and dean of Berkeley Public Health certifying the student’s completion of the requirements in this area.

Specialty coordinator
Marissa McKool

mcahprogram@berkeley.edu