The new Global Health Certificate offers students the breadth of coursework and skills needed to successfully operate in the international public health arena. It builds on our faculty’s extensive history of global health research and service programs.
Developing effective interventions requires public health professionals who are comfortable working in ever-shifting political, social, economic, and health environments. Graduates will have the technical skills and cultural competency to pursue a variety of career opportunities in academia, government, industry, foundations, and non-governmental organizations.
The program’s interdisciplinary focus steeps students in traditional global health priorities such as poverty reduction, maternal health, prevention of neonatal and child mortality, infectious diseases, environmental sanitation, and access to safe drinking water, while also addressing new priorities including urbanization, rising rates of chronic diseases and obesity, climate change, aging populations, global mental health, and the health consequences of conflict.
Students will be equipped to address health problems that transcend borders due to globalization and increasing migration. A six-month practicum experience working overseas enables students to apply classroom concepts in a real-world setting.
Global Health is open to Columbia MPH students in:
Applicants for this certificate must apply at the time of application to the School. Due to the nature of the program, students will not be able to select this certificate once matriculated. Note that the program requires a six-month overseas practicum that applicants must agree to undertake. Preference will also be given to candidates with at least 1 year's international work experience.
Visit the School's Academics website for more information about Global Health's required courses, certificate electives, and scheduling.
A women receives prenatal care in a Tanzanian health center that receives funding from ICAP. She is expecting her 10th child.
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