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Global Health Graduate Certificate

The Certificate in Global Health prepares professionals to work collaboratively with communities to prioritize and investigate health concerns to achieve lasting social change, and foster health equity to promote the health and well-being of populations in diverse global contexts. The four-course certificate trains students in key aspects of global health, using a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the underlying determinants of health, the relationship between public health and development, and public health practice.​​

Course Requirements

Required Courses (3 Courses, 12 Credit Hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
MPH 502INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY4
MPH 551GLOBAL HEALTH INEQUITIES4
MPH 554GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE4

Elective Course (1 Course, 4 Credit Hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select one of the following:4
MPH 515
PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS AND POLICY
MPH 552
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
MPH 553
PUBLIC HEALTH AND FORCED MIGRATION
MPH 556
WOMEN'S HEALTH
MPH 595
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
MPH 599
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Admission Requirements

Applications are accepted at any time, and students may begin the program at the start of any academic quarter. The program is open to both non-degree seeking students and students concurrently enrolled in a DePaul graduate degree program. All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree. To apply to the program, prospective students must submit the following materials:

  • An LAS graduate admission on-line application [application fee is waived for current DePaul students]
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • A personal statement of 300-500 words describing their professional interests and goals in the certificate

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