GGG, SPH: Graduate Certificate in Global Health (CGH Residential) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
GGG, SPH: Graduate Certificate in Global Health (CGH Residential)

Overview of GGG, SPH Graduate Certificate in Global Health (CGH Residential)

Program Focus

The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Global Health is to provide current graduate students with a comprehensive understanding of global health conditions, needs, and solutions that cross borders in both developing and industrialized countries and regions. The Certificate complements students’ departmental requirements by offering courses and seminars that will prepare them to work in changing environments and with diverse populations, enabling them to respond competently to the challenges inherent to a career in global health.  Students will learn to identify and analyze the factors that generate disparities in health status, health resources, and access to health information and services, particularly for ethnic minorities and other marginalized and vulnerable population groups. In conferring a Global Health Certificate, the School of Public Health acknowledges students’ capability and capacity to perform as public health professionals with a global perspective, with collaborative and cross-cultural sensitivity and skills. Residential certificate programs are available to students currently enrolled in a residential graduate degree program at UNC-Chapel Hill.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
10+
Not a stand-alone certificate. Students may earn the certificate in the context of a dedicated degree program.
Expected Duration:
1-2 yrs
Depending on the duration of your degree program, completion of this certificate varies.
Learning Environment:
Residential
Application Cycle:
rolling admissions
See application details page for more info.

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Any student with an interest in global health who wishes to strengthen their awareness of pressing global health issues and further develop cultural competencies.
Applications Received:
~25
Applicants Admitted:
~25
Enrolled Student Demographics:
School-wide demographics:
  • 70% / 30% female to male
  • 38% minority, including 20% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 10% international
  • mean age of 31
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
~40
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 20-29

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
Cost included in tuition & fees for full-time, degree-seeking students.
Cost is included in UNC-Chapel Hill tuition and fees. Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
Estimated Out-of-State Tuition & Fees:
Cost included in tuition & fees for full-time, degree-seeking students.
Cost is included in UNC-Chapel Hill tuition and fees. Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
Funding:
For 2011-2012, students in this program received funding from various UNC sources, including department, School and University. Data below include only funding administered by UNC. Categories are not mutually exclusive.
School-wide:

  • 42% of students received some tuition support.
  • 13% of students received grants.
  • 27% of students received some loans.
  • 18% of students received non-service awards.
  • 31% received some teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other temporary compensation.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
None
Required Prerequisites:
No required course prerequisites
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
None required
Standardized Test(s) Scores:
School-wide: On average, incoming students had 77th percentile verbal and 65th percentile quantitative. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions. If you have concerns about your scores, please talk with us.
Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Students must meet with the graduate research assistant for the graduate certificate in global health in order to apply.
Work Experience Required:
None required
Visit Opportunities:

Contact or visit the Gillings Global Gateway™ anytime to discuss the Certificate in Global Health with the coordinator.

During the Program

Required Courses:
Graduate-level global health related coursework (only courses numbered 400 and above), totaling 10 credit hours or more.  Note that practicum and language courses credit hours do not count as an elective toward the 10 credits.  See Gillings Global Gateway™ website to see required courses and elective courses. [course id="One_of_the_following_foundation_courses:| HPM-664 or MHCH-664 | PUBH-510, Two_semesters_of: | PUBH-500 | Note: you can only enroll in PUBH-500 if you are enrolled in the Certificate program.,Three_of_the_following_global_health_electives:| BIOS-670 | BIOS-771 | ENVR 421 | ENVR 471-001 | ENVR 685 | ENVR 755 | ENVR 785 |ENVR 890-002 |ENVR 890-007 |EPID 690 |EPID 690-003 | EPID 752 |EPID 754 |EPID 756 |EPID 757 |EPID 785 |EPID 826 |EPID 898 |HBEH 706 |HBHE 753 |HBHE 754 |HPM 472 | HPM 510-002 |HPM 660 |HPM 664 |HPM 715 |HPM 722 | MHCH 605 |MHCH 664 |MHCH 690 |MHCH 700 |MHCH 712 | MHCH 716 |MHCH 722 |MHCH 723 |MHCH 730 |MHCH 862 |NUTR 745 |NUTR 750 |NUTR 809 |PUBH 420 |PUBH 500 |PUBH 510 |PUBH 704 |PUBH 705 |PLCY 565 |PLCY 570 |SPHG 690 | For more details on the requirements listed below and other aspects of the Certificate, please review the full program description.
Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
No comprehensive exams. NOTE: Must meet with the graduate research assistant for the graduate certificate in global health at the end of each semester.
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Master's paper/thesis for your degree program should have a global health focus. If your paper/thesis is on a domestic issue, you must include a substantive section (minimum of 5 pages for a master's paper; minimum of 10 pages for a doctoral dissertation) applying your topic in a global setting/context. If your final project/master's paper is a group project (e.g. HBHE), you must submit the group project report as well as a separate document (5-10 pages) applying your topic in a global setting (individual project, not group work).
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
Global health-related internship or field placement are strongly recommended. Your practicum placement could be in an international setting or with a U.S.-based organization working internationally. The practicum should provide for application of global health knowledge and cross-cultural skills.
Global Options Available:

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health strives to integrate global content and approaches across the School’s courses, programs and degrees. We believe that every student should emerge from our School with an understanding of global health issues. Some courses are focused largely on global issues, others are designed so that global and local issues are intertwined and some still are evolving. Learn more about these options.

Aside from this certificate, many enrolled students will have the opportunity to take global health courses, and pursue internships or independent study with global focus.

 

 

After the Program

The Gillings Program Search is a tool for exploring academic programs at the School. It is a prospectus for the current year to be used in consultation with an academic adviser and does not constitute the complete degree or program requirements for graduation or program completion.

Program Contact:

Ms Emily Nicholson
Graduate Research Assistant