MCH/CYF Concentration

What is a concentration?

A concentration is an organized program of study in the Harvard School of Public Health. Completion of the requirements of the concentration is certified by a letter as graduating with a degree in [Department/Program] with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health/Children, Youth and Families(MCH/CYF). The MCH/CYF concentration is an interdepartmental concentration in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

What is the goal of the concentration in MCH/CYF?

The goal is to improve the health of children and their families through educating leaders in MCH. The curriculum provides education in physical and cognitive development, health problems of children and their families, relevant health services and policies, appropriate research methods, and program planning and evaluation. The curriculum is also an integral part of the area of interest in Human Development in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

A list of Doctoral Thesis titles may be found here.

A sampling of recent MCH Master’s Practica may be found here.

A sampling of recent MPH-FCH Practica may be found here. 

General Overview of MCH

For a general overview of the Concentration in Maternal and Child Health/Children, Youth, and Families (MCH/CYF), please review the MCH/CYF 2013-2014 Brochure. (Adobe Acrobat or similar .pdf reader required)

2013-2014 MCH/CYF Curriculum and Advising

For a more detailed overview of the MCH/CYF Concentration including requirements and courses, please review the. MCH-CYF Concentration Guidelines. (Adobe Acrobat or similar .pdf reader required)

Departmental Curriculum and Advising

Review the current 2013 Social and Behavioral Sciences Curriculum Guide (abbreviation: SBS). (Adobe Acrobat or similar .pdf reader required). This file is quite large and may take some time to download.