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College of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduate Study

Global Health - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Global Health is an interdisciplinary certificate administered by the College of Osteopathic Medicine in partnership with faculty from the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Nursing, and Veterinary Medicine. The certificate stresses the interconnectedness of the animal, environment and human health and is applicable to a broad range of health professionals such as medical, nursing, or veterinary medicine as well as individuals interested in a holistic view of global health. The certificate prepares individuals to both manage and lead as global health professionals. Individualized programs of study can be tailored to accommodate individuals with a broad range of academic and professional experience and interests.  The certificate is available online only.


To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Global Health, an applicant must submit the following:

  1. A transcript showing a completed undergraduate degree.
  2. A personal statement describing interest and experience in global health, including career goals.
  3. A resume or curriculum vitae.
  4. A test of English language proficiency for students for whom English is not a first language.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Global Health

The certificate program is available online only. Students must complete 9 credits from the following:
1. Complete the following course:
OST 822 Introduction to Global Health Practice 3
2. Complete 6 credits from the following:
OST 821 One Health – Transdisciplinary Collaborations to Global Health 3
OST 823 Global Burden of Disease 3
OST 824 Emerging Topics in Global Health 3
OST 830 Independent Study in Global Health 3