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Global Health

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

9

Total Credits

$9,360

Tuition

1 year

Minimum Duration


Program Overview


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.


Program Outcomes


Students will achieve competencies recommended by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health related to professional practice in global health.

 


Career Impact


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.


A Top-Ranked Education

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Rebecca Malouin headshot

Dr. Rebecca Malouin

Director of the Master of Science in Global Health Program and Director of Research for the Institute for Global Health in the College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Malouin completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and then served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Niger. Following her service, she received her Ph.D. and M.P.H. in international health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also completed a M.S. in epidemiology from Michigan State University through funding from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Malouin oversees all aspects of the Global Health Studies Program. She also developed and leads OST 822 Introduction to Global Health Practice and co-directs CHM/OST 847 Public Health in Ghana: A One Health Perspective.

 

Course Information

 

Core

OST 822 - Introduction to Global Health Practice (3 Credits)

 

Elective

OST 821 - One Health – Transdisciplinary Collaborations to Global Health (3 Credits)

OST 823 - Global Burden of Disease (3 Credits)

OST 824 - Emerging Topics in Global Health (3 Credits)

OST 830 - Independent Study in Global Health (3 Credits)

Admissions 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
  • CV/Résumé
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools
  • A personal statement - Please address the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in global health?
    • How is your experience relevant to global health?
    • What are you career goals following the Graduate Certificate in Global Health?

     

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application 

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

June 15th

Summer

Application Deadline

April 1st

Spring

Application Deadline

October 19th

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$9,360
$9,360

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview


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.


Program Outcomes


Students will achieve competencies recommended by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health related to professional practice in global health.

 


Career Impact


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.


A Top-Ranked Education

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Rebecca Malouin headshot

Dr. Rebecca Malouin

Director of the Master of Science in Global Health Program and Director of Research for the Institute for Global Health in the College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Malouin completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and then served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Niger. Following her service, she received her Ph.D. and M.P.H. in international health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also completed a M.S. in epidemiology from Michigan State University through funding from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Malouin oversees all aspects of the Global Health Studies Program. She also developed and leads OST 822 Introduction to Global Health Practice and co-directs CHM/OST 847 Public Health in Ghana: A One Health Perspective.

 

Course Information

 

Core

OST 822 - Introduction to Global Health Practice (3 Credits)

 

Elective

OST 821 - One Health – Transdisciplinary Collaborations to Global Health (3 Credits)

OST 823 - Global Burden of Disease (3 Credits)

OST 824 - Emerging Topics in Global Health (3 Credits)

OST 830 - Independent Study in Global Health (3 Credits)

Admissions 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
  • CV/Résumé
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools
  • A personal statement - Please address the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in global health?
    • How is your experience relevant to global health?
    • What are you career goals following the Graduate Certificate in Global Health?

     

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application 

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

June 15th

Summer

Application Deadline

April 1st

Spring

Application Deadline

October 19th

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$9,360
$9,360

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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MSU provides programs and initiatives that support and enhance diversity. We will expand our campus and external partnerships to put in place inclusive recruitment and retention practices. We nurture and promote individuals’ varied experiences and perspectives, ensuring structures and processes make possible full participation by all members of our community.

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