Global Health - Certificate

Program Contacts

Program Director

James M. Tielsch, PhD

Mission

The mission of the Department of Global Health is to provide an innovative and relevant program that reflects the changing health-disease environment of the twenty-first century, through which students can develop the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and creativity needed to improve the health and well-being of people around the world; and to prepare students for positions of leadership, advocacy, education, and research in the private or public sector, and in local, national or international institutions. 

Goals

The Goals of the Global Health program are to prepare students to:

  • Identify determinants of health problems including socio-cultural factors;
  • Design, implement, and evaluate global health and development programs and policies; and
  • Assume leadership roles in designing and managing programs that focus on modification of life-styles and specific health-related behaviors at both national and global levels.

Program Requirements

Graduate Credit Requirement.  18 graduate credits are required for Stand-Alone Certificate

Graduate Credit Requirement for students enrolled concurrently in a SPHHS Degree Program.  12 credits are required for Add-On Certificate

The Program Director/Advisor must pre-approve all course selections and course sequencing by developing a “program of study” prior to the student’s initial registration.  Graduate Certificate students meet with their advisor each semester before registration. All changes in this program of study must be pre-approved by the Program Director/Advisor.

Course Requirements.  Since most graduate certificate students are currently enrolled in an MPH program or have previously earned a graduate degree, most course credits will be selected from the program-specific course list.  Under no circumstances may a certificate student enroll in fewer than 9 credits of program-specific courses.

Grade Point Requirement.  A 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average or better is required.

Time Limit Requirement. The certificate must be completed within two years.

Transfer Credit Policy.   The Program Director/Advisor may approve up to 4 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree to be transferred to the graduate certificate.  (Exceptions: SPHHS master's students and alumni may transfer up to 6 credits from master's degree to the Graduate Certificate.)  The course(s) must be relevant to the graduate certificate.  Credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in the last 3 years with a grade point of 3.0 or better.

 

Program-at-a-Glance: Stand-Alone Certificate

 

Stand-alone certificate requires 18 credit hours of the following courses

 

The following 5 courses (13 credits) are required

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Semester(s) Offered

 

PubH 6002

Biostatistical Applications for Public Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer 10 wk

 

PubH 6003

Principles and Practice of Epidemiology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer 10 wk

 

PubH 6400

Global Health Frameworks

3

Fall

 

PubH 6401

Comparative Regional Determinants of Global Health

2

Spring

 

PubH 6435

Global Health Program Development and Implementation

2

Spring, Summer

 

                                       

Total Required Course Credits

13

 

 

 

Stand-alone certificate students may then take 5 credit hours of electives chosen from the following list (advisor must preapprove any course that is not listed below)

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Semester(s) Offered

 

PubH 6402

Global Health Policy and Practice: Washington Seminar

2

Fall, Spring

 

PubH 6480

Humanitarian Operations

2

Fall

 

PubH 6481

Global Mental Health

2

Spring

 

PubH 6482

International Nutrition and Food Policy

2

Spring

 

PubH 6484

Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases

2

Fall

 

PubH 6485

Prevention and Control of Water and Sanitation Diseases

1

Summer

 

PubH 6430

Theories for Global Health Communication Interventions

2

Spring

 

PubH 6128

Global Environmental and Occupational Health

2

Fall

 

PubH 6132

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH)  in Disaster Relief and Development

1

Fall

 

PubH 6244

Cancer Epidemiology

2

Spring

 

PubH 6245

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

2

Spring

 

PubH 6250

Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

2

Fall

 

PubH 6262

Intro to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

1

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

PubH 6555

Reproductive Health: US and Global Perspectives

2

Fall

 

PubH 6558

Women, Gender and Health: A Global Perspective

2

Spring

 

 

Total Elective Credits

5

 

 

Total Credits

18

 

 

 

Program-at-a-Glance: Add-on Certificate

 

Add-on certificate requires 12 credit hours of the following courses

 

The following 3 courses (7 credits) are required

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Semester(s) Offered

 

PubH 6400

Global Health Frameworks

3

Fall

 

PubH 6401

Comparative Regional Determinants of Global Health

2

Spring

 

PubH 6435

Global Health Program Development and Implementation

2

Spring, Summer

 

 

Total Required Course Credits

7

 

 

 

students must take one of the following department of global health elective courses

 

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Semester(s) Offered

 

PubH 6402

Global Health Policy and Practice: Washington Seminar

2

Fall, Spring

 

PubH 6480

Humanitarian Operations

2

Fall

 

PubH 6481

Global Mental Health

2

Spring

 

PubH 6482

International Nutrition and Food Policy

2

Spring

 

PubH 6484

Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases

2

Fall

 

 

Total Global Health Elective

2

 

 

The remaining 3 credits may be elected from the above Global Health courses or the following SPHHS courses (advisor must preapprove any course that is not listed)

PubH 6485

Prevention and Control of Water and Sanitation Diseases

1

Summer

 

PubH 6430

Theories for Global Health Communication Interventions

2

Spring

 

PubH 6128

Global Environmental and Occupational Health

2

Fall

 

PubH 6132

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) in Disaster Relief and Development

1

Fall

 

PubH 6244

Cancer Epidemiology

2

Spring

 

PubH 6245

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

2

Spring

 

PubH 6250

Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

2

Fall

 

PubH 6262

Intro to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

1

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

PubH 6555

Reproductive Health: US and Global Perspectives

2

Fall

 

PubH 6558

Women, Gender and Health: A Global Perspective

2

Spring

 

 

Total Elective Credits

3

 

 

Total Credits

12

 

 

Federal Disclosure Requirements

Past Program Guides

This is the current program guide for this program. Students should follow the course requirements from the year in which they entered the program.

Past Guides:

Global Health Certificate 2013-2014

Guides that are not available online can be acquired from the Academic Affairs Program Coordinator in the Dean's Office.