Certificate in Global Health Application

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 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.

Required Application Materials

  • Official transcripts (submitted directly to the Graduate Admissions Office)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume

International Requirements

  • WES evaluations for international transcripts. Evaluations are not required for Canadian transcripts if the language of instruction is English.
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 98 (institution code: 5688), two semesters of full-time study at a US college or university, or completion of an undergraduate degree in a country where English is the official language and language of instruction
  • Applicants on an F1 or J1 visa are not permitted to enroll in a fully online program, due to visa restrictions.

Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • An undergraduate level course in mathematics (algebra) or statistics

For application specific questions, contact us at sphadmissions@albany.edu.

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  • Official transcripts sent directly the University at Albany Graduate Admissions Office from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school.

Transcripts should be sent directly to:

Office of Graduate Education
University at Albany
UAB, Room 121
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

Two Letters of Recommendation

  • A minimum of one must be from academic sources.
  • At least one from a former university faculty member in the major field of study.

Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue this certificate and why are you interested in your chosen area of concentration?
  • 1500 word limit

Apply Yourself

All certificate applications are required to be completed through the University at Albany Graduate Admissions Apply Yourself portal.