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Graduate Certificate in Global Health

THE PROGRAM

Program Overview

The 12 credit Graduate Certificate in Global Health aims to improve understanding of topics related to emerging global health issues such as sustainability of food and water resources, disease transmission and management, epidemics, and health care delivery in compromised settings.
Global health is an interdisciplinary field that relies on a broad knowledge base to create innovative solutions to challenging health problems in resource poor settings. This program provides graduate students an opportunity to complete one required and three elective graduate courses in global health. Electives include discipline specific courses and study abroad opportunities.

Students who complete the UNF Graduate Certificate in Global Health will be able to:

  • Apply understanding of a rapidly changing global healthcare system, the policies driving change, and the impact on diverse healthcare settings 
  • Effectively articulate the basic principles of public health and the major determinants of global public health
  • Examine the distribution of health and disability around the world and realize the individual, social, and institutional factors that affect the burden of disease
  • Compare the essential components of global health programs and key responses to poverty that can potentially minimize the global burden of disease in developing countries

Special Notes about the Program

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information regarding eligibility. 

ADMISSIONS

Application Information

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Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . May 1

The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared 
  • All of the below university and program requirements 

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study. 
  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. 

INFORMATION

Curriculum and Requirements

Total Program
Credit Hours

12

Approximate Enrollment

30
Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Elissa Barr

Professor

ebarr@unf.edu