While COVID-19 pushed global health to the forefront, it’s only one of hundreds of health issues the world faces today — disease, equity, and food and water shortages among them. UMass Amherst’s graduate certificate in global health gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of global health issues and earn an accredited micro-credential from a world-renowned research university.

Fully online and designed for working professionals, our 15-credit program is one of the few to waive the MPH or PhD admission requirement. And because it’s online, you get to collaborate with students from across the country and the world. Should you decide to matriculate into our online MPH public health practice degree program, your 15 credits will transfer in upon admission. As an online MPH candidate, you can also enroll in the global health certificate at any time.

Global Health Graduate Certificate Course Requirements

  • Two core courses (6 credits) in Comparative Health Care Systems and Introduction to Global Health
  • Three electives (9 credits), including Communicable Disease Epidemiology, International Nutrition, and the option to complete an international practicum