Global Health (Z070)
Program Title and Classification
Graduate Certificate Program
College: Public Health
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 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.
The Global Health Certificate requires completion of four courses (12 credits), three of which are required and a fourth of which is an elective. The core curriculum includes foundational aspects of global health, communication and promotion, and program planning and evaluation. The elective topics include history, diplomacy and/or social marketing in Public Health. A blended learning format featuring seminar-style, face-to-face instruction and online learning is offered at the College Park campus. Course descriptions can be found here: http://sph.umd.edu/department/miaeh/certificate-global-health
The Global Health Certificate is offered through the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health, a leader in the discovery, application, and dissemination of public and global health knowledge in the state of Maryland, the nation, and the world. The School of Public Health has specifically targeted programs, curricula, service and research dedicated to the understanding and improvement of global health.
- Statement of Purpose: For Statement of Purpose explain why you are pursuing this certificate and what you hope to do with the completion of this certificate.
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
- Letters of Recommendation (1): The letter of recommendation needs to be an academic reference.
*Visa Eligibility: This program is not eligible for I-20 or DS-2019 issuance by the University of Maryland.
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. http://gradschool.umd.edu/admissions
UMD cannot issue the immigration documents necessary for international students to study (F1 or J1 student visas) in this program. International students who currently reside in the U.S. on existing visas may apply. Eligible international students have additional requirements per the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). For additional requirements, please see: http://oes.umd.edu/professional-programs/global-health/gh-admission-information#international
Current graduate students within the School of Public Health may enroll in courses that fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Global Health. Please contact your Graduate Director or the certificate program for more information.
For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions
|Type of Applicant||Fall||Spring|
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
|1 Jun||15 Dec|
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
|program not currently accepting applications||program not currently accepting applications|
Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://sph.umd.edu/degrees/certificate-global-health
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)
|Total Credits||Core Requirements|
12 credits required
MIEH 605: Fundamentals of Global Health (3 credits)
MIEH 620: Global Health Communication and Promotion (3 credits)
MIEH 610: Global Health Program Planning and Evaluation (3 credits)
One additional approved course (3 credits)
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