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Graduate Certificate in Global Health

In the Graduate Certificate in Global Health at Temple’s College of Public Health, students develop the core skills and theoretical foundations they need to address public health issues that are prevalent in a majority of the world, including access to basic preventive care; emergency disaster relief; maternal and child healthcare; and water, sanitation and hygiene.

This certificate is open to all students who are currently completing graduate degrees in the College of Public Health. Courses in the program provide a global health perspective on your existing area of graduate study and provide a foundation for international careers in public health or health services.

This certificate must be taken along with a full graduate program at Temple University.

What distinguishes our Graduate Certificate in Global Health?

  • Open international career prospects. Gain global health experience in your area of expertise and strengthen your ability to work in an international setting.
  • Real-world experience on a global scale. International fieldwork or study abroad experience can serve as an elective, helping you to find professional placements in global or international health.
  • Learn from our renowned faculty. Our faculty are experts in population health, health policy analysis, epidemiology, health communication, disease prevention, substance abuse, environmental health and more.


Courses in this 12-credit program include:

  • A core course, The Fundamentals of Public Health
  • One of two global health core courses, which are seminars in international or global health
  • Two elective courses. You will have a broad range of electives to choose from, including courses in environmental health, health policy, nursing and social work. One elective can be an international fieldwork or study abroad experience.


Students must be accepted into a graduate degree program at the College of Public Health before beginning the Global Health certificate. There is no separate application process for the certificate program. For more information on application requirements for graduate study at Temple, visit temple.edu/grad.

Questions? Contact us:

Theresa White
Senior Graduate Advisor