Certificate Requirements

A total of 12 graduate credits are needed for this certificate. All students must take a course on the fundamentals of global health (PHC 6764 Global Health and Development  I, or an approved substitute). Any substitutions need to be approved in advance and would need to provide the student with an introduction to the range of global health threats and an ability to assess the effect of social, economic, and environmental factors on their distribution.

In addition, students must take a total of 9 credits selected from the following courses, or other appropriate courses approved by the certificate advisory committee.

PHC 6762 International Public Health
PHC 6937 Public Health and Medical Anthropology in El Salvador, a Field course
PHC 6445 Global health and development 2
AFS 6357 Anthropology of Humanitarian Intervention
ANG 5531 Culture and Nutrition
ANG 6930 Maternal health and nutrition
ANG 6930 Anthropology and global health
ANG 6930 Gender based violence
ANG 6407: Sickness and Power
GEO 6451 Medical Geography
HSC 6625 Trends and issues in International Health
VME 5931 Seminars in International Veterinary Medicine
VME 6934 Research in International Health

Up to three credits come from a field practicum in global health, if approved by the certificate advisory committee.

The courses must be selected to meet the following distributional requirements:

  • At least one course should be outside of the student’s primary department or area of specialization and expose the student to a new methodological approach.
  • At least one course should provide added expertise on a particular category of global health threats (e.g., nutrition, mental health, vector-borne disease, water and sanitation, emerging infectious diseases).