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Health Sciences

College of Education and Professional Studies

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Certificate

Our Maternal and Child Health (MCH) certificate program will equip you with foundational knowledge, skills, and practical experiences for maternal and child health-related careers.

After this program you will understand the health and welfare issues women and children experience, as well as biological, social and behavioral patterns of human growth and development. You will also gain skills needed to identify health inequality and strategies to change the health and wellbeing for women and children in your community.  

Why Study MCH at CWU?

You will focus on the health and welfare of women and children throughout this MCH certificate program. Because of its interdisciplinary approach, students interested in Health Sciences or Child Development and Family Science may be interested in a MCH certificate. If this program speaks to you, this certificate will boost your chances of getting into a Master's or Doctorate program.  

Program Highlights

Where is this program offered?  


How much does this program cost?  

Find out how much this program costs through the registrar

Careers and Outcomes

Public health professionals who have completed specialized knowledge in maternal and child health issues are highly desired in the field of healthcare. Nationwide, Title V programs are on the rise in an effort to reduce health and racial disparities. With a degree in the health sciences, many jobs are available such as: 

  • Community Health Worker, average annual salary $47,780. Washington is ranked #4 in States with the highest employment level in Community Health Workers: $48,130 
  • Nurse Midwife, average annual salary $112,830.  Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA area is ranked #10 in Top paying metropolitan areas for Nurse Midwives: $125,160 

Degree Information 

For information regarding admission requirements, required and elective courses, please reference the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Contact Information

Dr. Amy Claridge
Michaelson 327 Extension: x2758

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