Graduate Minor in Global Public Health

The Global Public Health minor is a graduate minor that trains students as global citizens to address global public health challenges, both locally and abroad, and to work in interdisciplinary teams to achieve these goals.

Who Can Apply?

The Global Health minor is available to students enrolled in any master’s and doctoral program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus.

Declaring a Minor

The process to declare a minor is based on specific criteria.
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Learning Objectives

Consistent with the Global Health Inter-professional Development Competencies, the learning goals of the minor in GPH are as follows:

  • Share knowledge, skills and resources for enhancement of global public health programs, infrastructure, and workforce.
  • Work with a diverse range of global health stakeholders to advance research, policy, and practice goals, and effective communication.
  • Assess ethical issues in diverse economics, political, and cultural context and accountability policy decisions upon public health practice.
  • Analyze strategies to address health disparities across socially, demographically, or geographically defined populations.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate global health programs to maximize effective policy and practice, and improved and sustainable health outcomes.
  • Work effectively within diverse cultural settings and across local, regional, national, and international political landscapes.
  • Analyze a diverse range of complex and interrelated factors shaping health trends to formulate programs at the local, national, and international levels.

Contact Us

Graduate Program Coordinator
Stefanie Wiesneski

Program Director
Claudia Munoz-Zanzi

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