Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health


Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health is both an area of concentration and a specialty area. The specialty area track is available to 2-year master's or doctoral students enrolled in any of the other admitting units within the School of Public Health. The Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Specialty Area track requires completion of the MCAH Core Course plus two additional MCAH-related courses. Courses taken for the MCAH Specialty Area cannot be required or elective courses counted toward your degree in your discipline-based program. 


Core Course

  • PH 210 Maternal and Child Health Core Course

Remaining 2 courses to 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. For more information, please see the Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Specialty Area Overview.

Other Information

SPH students planning to complete a specialty area in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health must contact the MCAH Assistant Director at to obtain an MCAH Specialty Area Advising and Tracking Form. At the time of graduation, each student who successfully completes the certificate requirements will receive a letter signed by the Specialty Area Head and the Dean of the School of Public Health.