FAQ

Why should I get a Global Health Certificate?

Because you:

  • want a structured global field experience (international or domestic)
  • have an strong interest in global health
  • desire for a more structured and selective approach to your global knowledge
  • aspire to have the Global Health Certificate formally stated on your transcript.

What competencies does the Certificate fulfill?

Coursework incorporates the global health practice domains as established by the Associations of Schools and Programs in Public Health.

  1. Capacity strengthening, collaborating and partnering
  2. Ethical reasoning and professional practice; health equity and social justice
  3. Program management and strategic analysis; and
  4. Socio-cultural and political awareness

Who is eligible for the Certificate?

The Certificate is available to SPH students, health science students, SPH alumni, and others with an undergraduate degree.

How long does the Certificate take?

The Certificate takes four terms to complete. It is strongly recommended to start in the fall term and finish the following fall term, but alternate schedules can be arranged.

Can I transfer credits from the Certificate to a degree program?

All credits taken for the certificate are graduate level and are eligible for transfer consideration. However, graduate programs reserve the right to determine if credits can be accepted and how they are applied to program requirements. Often certificate courses can be counted as electives in a graduate program, reducing the total number of credits you must complete to earn both a certificate and a graduate degree.

Can I transfer credits into the Certificate?

You may transfer in up to six credits with approval. AHC students may register for six credits with their home school and then transfer those credits to the Certificate.

Is financial aid available?

Federal financial aid is not available for students seeking certificates. However, if you are also seeking a graduate degree at the same time, your financial aid through that program could potentially be applied towards the certificate costs. Please speak to One Stop for more detailed information.

How much does the certificate cost?

The School of Public Health charges tuition on a per credit basis. This certificate is charged at the MPH rate. You can find current tuition information on our website.

Are scholarships available?

Unfortunately, there are no scholarships available for the Global Health Certificate.

Once my application is complete, how soon can I expect to hear from the School of Public Health?

It usually takes about 3 -6 weeks for the Admission Committee to process and review your application.

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