Global Health Practice
The certificate is a cluster of four courses in global health practice and one international field course. The cluster is the concentration area of the MPH in Global Health Practice. The fifth course is taught by faculty from the College of Public Health who are leading researchers or health professionals in a particular resource poor country or region. Examples of field sites include China, India, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Belize, Liberia, Malaysia, Western Africa and Eastern Europe.
Four of the courses are taught in the evenings at the College of Public Health. One course is a field course taught in-country.
A bachelor's degree is public health from a regionally accredited institution is preferred, but others will be considered. A GPA of at least 3.0 is required.
To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.
None are required.
Total program hours: 15 semester hours. Students are required to satisfactorily complete the five core courses in order to receive their certificate. Each core course is a 3-hour course.
- PHC 6764 - Global Health Principles and Contemporary Issues
- PHC 6761 - Global Health Assessment Strategies
- PHC 6106 - Global Health Program Development and Administration
- PHC 6442 - Global Health Applications in the Field
- PHC 6934 - Global Health Challenges
Time Limit for Completion of Certificate
Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is three years.
Credit toward Graduate Degree
Up to 12 credit hours of certificate related courses may be applied toward a master's degree, contingent upon departmental approval.
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.
Jaime Corvin, Ph.D.
Pre-Admissions Advising - Public Health