Bixby Certificate

The Bixby Program awards a Certificate on Population and Reproductive Health to graduating Masters students at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health who fulfill and achieve competency in population and reproductive health (PRH).

What is the purpose of the Certificate?
The Certificate shows that the student has completed coursework and fieldwork recommended by the Bixby Center and has developed competency in: population and reproductive health policies and programs, socioeconomic and behavioral factors, program design and evaluation, health education, ethics, and advocacy. The Certificate demonstrates to future employers that the student has achieved a specialization in population and reproductive health.

Who is eligible for the Certificate?
Any graduating FSPH Masters student from any department is eligible.

Certificate requirements:

  • Fulfill at least 8 out of 10 Competencies (through courses, fieldwork, independent study or student group participation)
  • Complete at least 5 courses from the course Matrix (one may be petitioned)
  • Complete a 10-week field placement in population and reproductive health
  • Complete the required departmental project (e.g., CHS 211A/B) on a PRH topic
  • Participate in a relevant student group (Reproductive Health Interest Group (RHIG) and/or Maternal & Child Health Student Interest Group MCHSIG)

To apply, students must submit:

  • A completed Matrix (See page 2 for an example of a completed Matrix)
  • A completed Bixby Certificate application form, (pdf file)
  • A UCLA URSA transcript (unofficial is fine)

All application materials must be submitted by April 21 to Rachel Veerman:  (no later than 12:00 PM)

Bixby Certificate Alumni Survey – Final Report
By Paula Tavrow, Angubeen Khan, and Alex Hanel

This report summarizes findings from the Bixby Certificate Alumni Survey, an online survey that The Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health administered to all alumni of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) who had completed the Bixby Certificate in Population and Reproductive Health since its inception in 2005. An interdisciplinary team of faculty and graduate students had created the Bixby Certificate program to assist public health students who wished to specialize in sexual and reproductive health. The goals of the survey were to determine if the Bixby Certificate had any impact on students’ subsequent professional and academic pursuits, what aspects they found most valuable, and whether they were willing to mentor current students at FSPH.

Click here to read the full report.