Certificate in Global Health

 

Certificate in Global Health, Post-Baccalaureate

The Graduate Certificate in Global Health is designed to provide interdisciplinary knowledge in global health delivery to those employed or seeking employment in positions requiring this knowledge or to individuals who desire this added credential. The University of Maryland's Global Health Certificate provides knowledge of issues, policies, and practices in global health that enables individuals to work effectively in agencies and programs providing global health services. The Global Health Certificate program addresses some of the selected global health competencies defined by the ASPPH

Courses in the Global Health Certificate are taught by faculty who bring a wealth of knowledge and field-based skills drawn from experiences with agencies such as the World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization, Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the USAID.

The Global Health Certificate is 12 credit program that 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. The majority of courses in the Global Health Certificate program are offered in the evenings or as hybrid courses. Additionally, the Global Health Certificate offers its students the opportunity to take global health courses at the Independent University, Bangladesh and Cairo University through global classrooms. Global classrooms are virtual, project-based courses offered in collaboration with partner universities abroad. Students will be able to gain knowledge and collaborate with peers at partner universities to address global problems and design tangible solutions. In addition, students are able to participate in global public health organizations such as Public Health without Borders.    

This Global Health Certificate is offered to professionals who have earned a bachelor’s degree (with a 3.0 GPA) or higher degree. Non-UMD students who would like to pursue the Certificate in Global Health should visit the UMD Graduate School. 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. Courses in the Global Health Certificate program are open to all graduate students as elective courses.

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.

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Course Descriptions

Global Health Certificate Program Plan

COURSE PREREQUISITE CREDITS

 Term 

Course Title 

Credits 

Fall (required) 

MIEH 605: Foundations of Global Health 

Winter (required) 

MIEH 620: Global Health Communication   and Promotion 

Spring (required) 

MIEH 610: Global Health Program Planning and Evaluation 

 Summer (elective course examples; exact course offering may vary depending on instructor permission) 

MIEH 630: Global Health Diplomacy 

MIEH 604: Quality Assurance in Global Health Services Delivery

SPHL 640: Social Marketing in Public Health 

 

Course Descriptions

REQUIRED (9 credits) 

MIEH 605: Foundations of Global Health: Explorations of theoretical frameworks and practical perspectives on issues shaping the global health panorama. Determinants examined through biological and epidemiological; social, cultural and economic; environmental and geographic; multi-section; legal and institutional perspectives with synopsis of how these issues are addressed by international and community organizations in developing countries. 

MIEH 610: Global Health Program Planning and Evaluation: Development of health program and evaluation plans to address health problems in international settings. Linking a tactical program plan to overall health problems of a nation, including policy issues involved in assessment, budgeting, and evaluation to determine effectiveness. 

MIEH 620: Global Health Communication and Promotion: Critical components involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating health/population promotion and communication interventions. Emphasis given to various approaches and theories as well as how to incorporate those dimensions into practice. Techniques for developing and evaluating health/population communication strategies that include formative and quantitative research. 

ELECTIVES (3 credits; note that only one elective course is offered every year, in the summer term.)  

MIEH 630: Global Health Diplomacy: Focuses on the interplay of health assistance and foreign policy from a broad range of perspectives including economic, historical, political, social, and cultural. Development of skills to understand and deal with globalization, resource inequities, health disparities, and post-conflict health crises. 

MIEH 604: Quality Assurance of Global Health Services Delivery: Explores the fundamentals of environmental health and how they fit into the larger context of global public health services delivery/ Emphasis on global health quality care challenges in service implementation, quality concepts, and tools; health service accreditation programs in selected countries; and quality assurance and management methods in strengthening and improving health care services.

SPHL 640: Social Marketing in Public Health: Examines public health communication theory broadly with specific emphasis on public health, including social marketing campaign design, best practices for implementation, and evaluation methodology. Includes applied techniques for domestic and international markets as well as proper tools for optimal health impact through study design, message development, media campaigns and supplemental case reviews

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
fees.

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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.

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

Students in the Global Health Certificate program are eligible for financial aid. Financing for this program may also be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans.

Success
How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 1 year to complete.

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