The Graduate Certificate in Global Health, offered by the Global Health Institute, is designed to equip graduate students with the basic skills necessary to function effectively in global health practice. Recognizing the critical role of multi-disciplinary education in global health, electives and internships will be expected by student involvement with various other colleges and schools of the university.

Objectives of the program include: increase students’ understanding of the global character of health problems, demonstrate the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to solving global health problems, develop skills that enable efforts to address global health problems and develop knowledge that will assist in advocacy for the solution of global health problems.

  • How to Apply
    Application Materials:

    The graduate certificate takes applications on a rolling admissions basis.   Students should apply early in their program in order to work out an approved program of study.

    1. Admissions Essay:
      Describe your career goals as you currently envision them.  Explain the specific area you would like to focus on such as infectious diseases, chronic diseases, mental health, maternal and child health, refugee or special population health or any other.  If you have an idea of where you would like to intern, please also include that in your statement. (500 words)
    2. Résumé
    3. Global Health Certificate Application:
      Complete and submit this online form. Remember to upload PDF versions of your admissions essay and current résumé.
    Admissions Contact:

    Heather McEachern
    College of Public Health
    105D Rhodes Hall, Health Sciences Campus
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602
    ghcertif@uga.edu
    706-542-3187

  • Required Courses (18 hours)

    Required Course (3 hours):

    GLOB 7100 – Foundations in Global Health

    Elective Courses (9-12 hours):

    Through their elective choices, students can develop a global health theme, with that approval of the program coordinator, that guides their course of study.

    Experiential Learning (3-6 hours): 

    GLOB 8910 – Global Health Research
    -or-
    SGLOB 7760 – Global Health Internship
    -or-
    SABD 7760 – Global Health Internship