Global health is interdisciplinary involving political, cultural, economic and environmental considerations that affect the health of communities and individuals around the world. The goal of global health is to promote population health, safety and well-being, and to eliminate health and social disparities worldwide. Global health professionals develop innovative solutions to challenging health problems, particularly in resource-limited environments.
The Certificate Program requires acceptance by the Graduate School as a non-degree student. A supplemental department application along with a two-page personal statement is also required. Students must have earned at minimum a baccalaureate degree from an accredited University. Degree-seeking students currently enrolled in the MPH program are eligible to take the required courses and earn the Certificate.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Identify strategies that strengthen community capabilities for overcoming barriers to health and well-being.
- Exhibit interpersonal skills that demonstrate willingness to collaborate, trust building abilities, and respect for other perspectives.
- Identify and respond with integrity and professionalism to ethical issues in diverse economic, political, and cultural contexts.
- Apply the health equity and social justice framework for the analysis of strategies to address health disparities across different populations.
- Critically appraise evaluation and research related to global health.
- Enhance socio-cultural and political awareness.
- Apply systems thinking to analyze a diverse range of complex and interrelated factors shaping health at local, national, and international levels.