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.
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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.