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.

Course Location/Delivery

Four of the courses are taught in the evenings at the College of Public Health. One course is a field course taught in-country.

Admission Requirements

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.

Application Process

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.

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.

Standardized Tests

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.


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