This unique 12-credit graduate certificate program is entirely online and can help advance your career opportunities in global health.
The goal of this 12-credit, four-course certificate program is to help students build upon their domestic health skills and provide instruction in the different health managerial skills and national health delivery systems needs to operate in the global arena.
Applications for admission to the spring term are due by December 15.
A recent industry analysis by The Economist predicts a 24% increase in global health expenditures between 2015 and 2020. The knowledge and training you'll receive in the Global Health Systems and Innovation Certificate Program will prepare you to jump-start your career in a number of rapidly growing fields, including:
- In-country field consultants and disaster relief organizations
- Immigrant and refugee health organizations
- Research and academic institutions
- International and non-governmental agencies
- Charitable and lending agencies that do work in developing countries
- Multi-lateral agencies such as WHO
- Governmental agencies
- Public Health Science
- Public Policy
Global Health Systems and Innovation is a 12-credit, four-course graduate certificate program offered in an asynchronous, 100% online environment. This means that we offer maximum flexibility to meet the needs of working professionals. There are no online meetings or set times when you'll need to log in; just submit your coursework before the posted deadline, and check back in for feedback from your instructors and classmates.
As a student in this program, you will acquire expertise in global health systems and services. Your classmates will most likely be practicing professionals with a health background who are employed or seeking employment in positions requiring this specialization.
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Program Completion Timeline
- All four courses will be offered at least once each year to enable you to complete the program within one year.
- Participants can start the program at the start of any term.
- Although most students complete the program within one year, you will be allowed up to three years to complete the program.
The Global Health Systems certificate is a stackable credential that can be applied toward a Master of Science in Health Sciences or a Master of Science in Health and Social Innovation.
The 30-credit MS Health Science program is available entirely online and can be completed by a working professional is as little as 18 months. Upon the successful completion of the certificate, all 12 of the credits are completely transferrable to the MS Health Science program and the GRE requirement is waived. This means that when you finish your certificate, you'll be 18 credits away from a Master's degree! Want to know more about the 18 credits? See the core curriculum.
If you prefer to complete the Master’s and certificate coursework concurrently, please submit your application for the Master’s program. In this case, the GRE requirement will not be waived.
The 36-credit MS Health and Social Innovation program is available as a hybrid degree combining elements of online and in-class learning and can be completed by a working professional in as little as 24 months. Upon the successful completion of the certificate, all 12 of the credits are completely transferrable to the MS Health and Social Innovation program. This means that when you finish your certificate, if you choose you'll be 24 credits away from a Master's degree!
If you prefer to complete the Masters in Health and Social Innovation and certificate coursework concurrently, please . In this case, the GRE is not required.