Global Health Studies Certificate Program

The Graduate Certificate in Global Health Studies was designed to attract both current MPH students and practicing health professionals who are interested in expanding their understanding of global health issues and was developed in response to several trends including the interconnectedness of the world today; increased awareness of the spread and impact of health crises and risks worldwide; and as part of the growing global focus of the UAlbany curriculum.  Global health involves the most fundamental values of a society: social justice and health equity; collaboration and partnerships; capacity building; and ethical reasoning.  Students of global health will acquire competencies that can be applied in both international and domestic settings, including project management, strategic  analysis, and social, cultural, and political awareness.

The program requires the completion of 15 graduate course credits or 5 courses, all of which are available and applicable in the MPH program.  However, students should realize that some of the courses in the certificate program have prerequisites that they will need to satisfy either through equivalent coursework or background.

Required Courses:

HHpm 645    Global Health (3)
HHpm 655    Global Health Economics (3)
HHpm 656    Comparative Health Systems: A Global Perspective (3)
HEhs 607      Global Environmental Health Policy (3)
HEpi 630       Global Perspectives in Epidemiology (3)