Advances in science and technology are resulting in globalization or the interconnectedness and interdependence of peoples worldwide. As a result, populations have experienced significant changes in patterns of infectious and chronic disease, as well as an increase in antimicrobial resistance. The emerging field of global health is dedicated to improving health and achieving equity in health for all people, worldwide, and encompasses an approach and unique toolset to work collaboratively across cultures and disciplines.
The Graduate Certificate in Global Health is a flexible, online graduate certificate program designed to introduce students to the concepts and skills needed to address global health challenges. Students complete nine credits in courses focusing on global health practice, global burden of disease, One Health, and evidence-based practice. Credits are transferable to the Master of Science in Global Health.
Students will achieve competencies recommended by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health related to professional practice in global health.
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the 21st century as global societies face emerging complex and challenging health and environment issues. Students of the graduate certificate in global health program come from a wide spectrum of disciplines. Potential opportunities in global health may include working in multi-national organizations, universities, research institutes, non-governmental organizations, global consulting companies, health organization, and government at city, state, and federal levels.
Admissions and Requirements
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
A bachelor's degree, professional degree, or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university.
3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
Previous work experience
A written personal statement
A personal statement - Please address the following questions: o Why are you interested in global health? o How is your experience relevant to global health? o What are you career goals following the Graduate Certificate in Global Health?
Official transcripts from all previous schools
To apply to this program:
Complete a university graduate application (Program Code: 4226)
April 1, 2020
June 15, 2020
October 19, 2020
April 1, 2021
June 14, 2021
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