Certificate in Global Health, Post-Baccalaureate

The Graduate Certificate in Global Health is designed to provide basic knowledge in global health delivery to those employed or seeking employment in positions requiring this knowledge or to individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree and desire this added credential. The Global Health Certificate provides knowledge of issues, policies, and practices in global health that enables individuals (many of whom do not have public health backgrounds) to work effectively in agencies and programs providing global health services. As an area for study, research, and practice, global health emphasizes translational health issues, synthesizing population-based prevention with evidenced-based, community-supported initiatives.    

This 12-credit Global Health Certificate consists of 9 required credits, and 3 credits of electives. It is anticipated that students will take one year (2 semesters plus summer/winter) to complete the certificate. 

Current graduate students within the School of Public Health may enroll in courses that fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Global Health. There are several steps and regulations students must follow in order to pursue simultaneous completion of the certificate and their primary degree. If you would like to earn your certificate concurrently to earning a graduate degree at SPH, please review this document for necessary steps, as well as the Intention to Complete form. 

Non-UMD students who would like to pursue the Certificate in Global Health should visit the UMD Graduate School Admissions page for detailed application steps.

View our Global Health Certificate flyer.

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions can be found here.

Cost & Employment Info

Certificate in Global Health
Program Level - 1 Year Graduate Certificate

Costs for 2017-2018 academic year*
Tuition and fees: $11,918
Books and supplies: $400
On-campus room & board: not offered

For Global Health Certificate applicants, who are not regular College
Park Students, the rate is $777 per credit plus applicable mandatory

What other costs are there for this program?
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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans.

How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 1 year to complete.

Jobs related to Global Health areas of study
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