A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
The specialization is structured as four 4-week courses, so it can be completed in as little as 16 weeks. However, you should plan a pace that suits your particular circumstances. None of the assignments require peer evaluation, so you can work at your own pace.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Mathematical ability up through and including basic algebra, including logarithms and the equation of a line
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We strongly recommend taking the course in the order in which they are presented. The courses build on one another.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
Johns Hopkins University does not award academic credit for completion of this specialization or any of its Coursera offerings.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
Learners who complete the specialization will be able to perform statistical calculations and interpret data to support research in the field of public health.
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