Global Health Certificate Program
NOTE: Certificate program may be completed entirely online!
Global health is the study of the health of populations in a global context, considering its political, social, and economic impact. The certificate program is primarily intended for junior and mid-level professionals practicing or planning to practice in developing countries and interested in expanding their global health skills and knowledge.
The certificate program can be completed entirely with online courses or with a combination of online and on-campus courses.
Upon completion of the Global Health Certificate, individuals will be able to:
- Describe individual, community, and organizational behaviors and change processes in cross-cultural and developing countries settings as a foundation for planning appropriate primary health care programs;
- Apply relevant social and behavioral theories to diagnose and understand individual, social network, organizational, community, and policy-maker behaviors associated with the planning, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance of community-based primary health care programs;
- Describe and critically evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, and sustainability of disease control programs and policies for major causes of death and disability in developing countries and discuss program and policy implementation obstacles and approaches to overcoming them;
- Apply cultural competence and skills to global and diverse settings related to populations such as refugees, immigrants, and migrant workers;
- Explain how to work effectively in countries and cultures with differing social and economic perspectives; and
- Analyze the complexities of the social, economic, medical, political, and environmental factors that affect health.
The Global Health certificate program is open only to JHSPH and JHU graduate students. It is not open to non-degree students, but these individuals are encouraged to consider the Global Health Practice certificate program instead.
The certificate program is offered to Bloomberg students in any department of the school other than the Department of International Health; students enrolled in the JHSPH MAS degree program are not eligible to apply until after they have completed their primary degree program.
JHU graduate students who are not enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health must have at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a strong record of successful academic performance and a minimum of one year of post-baccalaureate public health work experience.
This certificate program is not currently open to Postdoctoral Fellows from any division of Johns Hopkins University.
All applicants must review the General Certificate Guidelines page, which provides important information about how to apply to a certificate program.
ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR JHU DEGREE STUDENTS (NON-DEGREE STUDENTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM)
The Global Health Certificate program requires JHU degree students, including those enrolled in programs at JHSPH, to submit a Course Plan prior to registering for their first course, and no later than registering for their third course. Students should not begin taking their third courses until they have sent in their Course Plan and received official notification of approval to continue from the certificate program. Students will not be granted the Certificate in Global Health if they have not submitted a course plan; admission to the program will not be granted retroactively.
Applicants from JHU graduate programs in divisions other than JHSPH must also submit CV documenting 1 year of post-bac health experience with their course plan, prior to registering for certificate courses.
Start Terms: It is only possible to begin the certificate program in these terms: Summer, 1, & 3.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
The certificate program requires a minimum of 18 term credits. All certificate coursework must be taken for a letter grade, a minimum grade of C must be earned in all certificate coursework, and a 2.75 or better overall GPA for all certificate coursework is required. The certificate program length is flexible; it varies from student to student, however, the certificate must be completed within three years.
The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements. The student's transcripts will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted, verified by the certificate program, and processed by the Registrar.
COURSE OF STUDY
Please note: The Global Health certificate program will not approve any course substitutions or waivers. The curriculum indicated below cannot be altered in any way for individual students.
Students should check the JHSPH course directory to confirm when the course is offered, and students should also check for pre-requisites and whether instructor consent is required.
|PH.550.860||Academic & Research Ethics at JHSPH (All students are required to complete this noncredit course in their first term of study)|
|Required Courses: Students must complete the following 3 required courses|
|PH.220.601||Foundations of International Health||4|
|PH.221.688||Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care||4|
|PH.223.680||Global Disease Control Programs and Policies||4|
|Elective Courses: Students must complete at least 6 credits of elective coursework|
|PH.221.606||Training Methods and Continuing Education for Health Workers||4|
|PH.221.612||Confronting the Burden of Injuries: A Global Perspective||3|
|PH.221.620||Applying Summary Measures of Population Health to Improve Health Systems||3|
|PH.221.624||Urban Health in Developing Countries||3|
|PH.221.631||Evaluation Methods for Injury Interventions||3|
|PH.221.635||Advances in Community-Oriented Primary Health Care||4|
|PH.221.639||Health Care in Humanitarian Emergencies||3|
|PH.221.645||Large-scale Effectiveness Evaluations of Health Programs||4|
|PH.221.646||Health Systems in Low and Middle income Countries||3|
|PH.221.722||Quality Assurance Management Methods for Developing Countries||4|
|PH.223.662||Vaccine Development and Application||4|
|PH.223.682||Clinical and Epidemiologic Aspects of Tropical Diseases||4|
|PH.410.640||Global Tobacco Control||3|