To our friends, neighbors, and colleagues across the globe, welcome, benvenuto, bienvenidos, Shalom, Karibu, Soo Dhowow, jī āiā nū̃!
This Global Health & Development Graduate Certificate Program is the product of many thoughtful scholars whose goal is to share knowledge that will improve health and well being all people around the world. Your participation in this program assures that the most up-to-date thinking in public health becomes readily available to communities virtually everywhere.
This is an exciting time for public health, a time for unearthing new ways to approach old problems through breathtaking technological advances. Less than two decades ago the World Wide Web was an interesting toy; now it is the world’s central nervous system bringing together people and ideas in historically novel ways. Wireless technologies are rapidly transforming the ways people communicate – voice one day, text the next. Public health has barely scratched the surface of insight into how these, and future, technologies can change our research and our practices.
The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) houses the Global Health Institute (GHI), one of the many centers of excellence in education, research, and service of the University of Arizona’s Health Sciences Center. GHI is dedicated to finding evidence-based solutions to global health problems through the education and training of tomorrow’s global health leaders. It is a unique partnership that promotes collaboration between the University of Arizona, partner universities, organizations, and individuals around the world.
The Graduate Certificate in Global Health & Development is one of the flagship education programs of the GHI. Designed for professionals and those entering the field of global health, this online program is a flexible, academically rigorous option for those who wish to balance coursework and career, while maintaining an environment of utmost academic rigor. The course meets the need for skill enhancement for both foreign and domestic individuals who have limited time to pursue a campus-based full degree program.
Thank you for joining our global health learning community. We hope your participation in this Global Health Certificate program will give you the tools to expand the vistas of public health in your community and in our world!
John E. Ehiri, PhD
Program Director and Professor
Arizona's first and only accredited college of public health, the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is uniquely situated in the culturally rich and diverse Southwest. Distinguished for our outstanding community-based research and for our focus on eliminating health disparities among populations of the Southwest and globally, the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health offers tremendous opportunities to its students for education, research and community involvement.
The College of Public Health's interdisciplinary activities are enhanced by being part of the Arizona Health Sciences Center with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix. The College consistently ranks among the top five in American Indian and Hispanic graduates and students enrolled among accredited schools of public health, according to recent data from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. In addition, the University of Arizona is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities, a prestigious organization that recognizes universities that have developed exceptionally strong overall research and academic programs.
College of Public Health
Arizona Global Direct - Online
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Applicants to the Global Health & Development Graduate Certificate are required to submit the following application materials:
International applicants are required by the UA Graduate College to submit a TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 90 on the iBT (web-based) test. For students who take the IELTS examination, an overall score of 7 is required, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual band or module. TOEFL and IELTS test scores must be dated within two years of the year of enrollment.
The cost for the Global Health & Development Graduate Certificate includes tuition and fees for a total of 13 credit units, at $1100/credit unit plus the university's flat AFAT fee assessed each semester. Students eligible for Qualified Tuition Reduction as a university employee, spouse or eligible dependent of a university employee may use this benefit to offset a majority of the cost. Certificate students are ineligible to receive most other forms of financial aid (including federal loans and graduate assistantship benefits).
U.S. and International Applicant Deadlines:
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
HPS 529: PROJECT DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION IN GLOBAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT -- 3 UNITS
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course will equip students with skills in conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating small-scale projects in global health and development.
HPS 533: FUNDAMENTALS OF GLOBAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT -- 3 UNITS
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course will introduce students to the world’s diversity of health determinants. It will appraise major global health and development challenges, policies, and programs.
HPS 559 - Management of Global Public Health Emergencies -- 3 UNITS
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Students will develop the knowledge and skills to work in national and international contexts by contributing to and managing global public health humanitarian crises and programs. Graduate students will have advanced level material and additional assignments as shown in the syllabus.
EHS 539a Outbreaks & Environmental Microbiology: Then & Now (3 units)
EHS 545 One Health Foundations (3 units)
EHS 546 One Health Approach & Case Studies (3 units)
EPID 573d Analysis of Public Health Data (3 units)
HPS 534: Infectious Diseases, Global Health and Development (3 units)
HPS 537 Evidence-based Maternal & Child Health (3 units)
HPS 599 Independent Study in Global Health & Development Issues (3+ units)
HPS 628 Public Health Research & Evaluation (3 units)
PHP 521 Administrative Dimensions of Indigenous Health (3 units)
PHPM 528 Indigenous Research & Ethics (3 units)
A maximum of three units earned prior to admission to the certificate program may be used to fulfill required course work. Transfer work from other institutions will not be considered.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.