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Global Health Certificate


The 12 credit online 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 online 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

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

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . December 1
Summer Term . . . April 15

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Elissa Barr

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, 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.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies.