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Graduate Certificate in Global Health

Guided by the principle of the human right to health, the program will interconnect the global population in addressing health – irrespective of national borders. Global health has replaced the disciplines of international and tropical health. Funding for global health has reached a sum of 30 billion per year within the United States alone. Participants (limited to 20-30 students) will be offered didactic lectures, discussions and case scenarios along with the competency based course/program. The certificate can be completed on-campus or online.

Graduate Certificate in Global Health
12 Credits
Admission Requirements
  • Students who wish to obtain a graduate certificate from USU without being enrolled in a degree program may apply for graduate admission to Graduate Certificate Status.
  • The College of Health Sciences requires a GPA of 3.0 for admission
  • Prospective students must complete a graduate certificate application
  • Credits acquired through this certificate may be transferred to the USU Master of Science in Health Sciences
  • Complete and submit an application for admission with a non-refundable application fee
  • Admissions interview with a University Admissions Advisor
  • Submitted documentation of a completed undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Complete an enrollment agreement (must be signed by a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18 years of age)
Program Requirements

*Students must earn a grade of B or better in each course to receive the certificate. Students receiving a grade below a B must retake the course before credit is given.

*All required units of credit count toward the Master of Science in Health Sciences. We encourage students to apply within one year from their last course session – otherwise, the file closes and the student must reapply.

Tuition & Cost

Per Credit Hour: $325
Estimated Tuition: $3,900

Completion Time

2 semesters/4 months*

*Dependent on course load

Courses

MHS 518: Global Health

This course examines the linkages between health and economics that shape the environment for international managers. It develops tools of analysis to assess trends and current events that affect management decisions in health science. Analyses of monetary and financial relations and global institutions such as the Monetary Aspect of Health and hospital facilities highlight the course including : (A) understanding the complex relationship between health, population, and economic growth; (B) understanding key challenges to improving individual and global health; (C) recognizing differences between optimal health decisions from an individual, national, and global perspectives.

MHS 519: Health Literacy and Communications

Understanding health information is essential to “helping the people connect the dots.” This course will focus on gaining access vital to one’s health sustenance and maintenance. Strategies to improve literacy from the grassroots to policy-making levels are discussed and applied. Prerequisites: None

MHS 516: Health Economics

This course examines the linkages between health and economics that shape the environment for international managers. It develops tools of analysis to assess trends and current events that affect management decisions in health science. Analyses of monetary and financial relations and global institutions such as the Monetary Aspect of Health and hospital facilities highlight the course including : (A) understanding the complex relationship between health, population, and economic growth; (B) understanding key challenges to improving individual and global health; (C) recognizing differences between optimal health decisions from an individual, national, and global perspectives.

MHS 520: Interprofessional Education

Healthcare delivery is a function shared among different professionals. Collaborating and working as a team wherein each maintains its identity and complements each other will result in optimal services to a given community. Prerequisites: None