May 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Global Health Graduate Certificate

The state of Texas leads the U.S. in the number of refugees and has an extensive range of border health problems which represent a significant array of global health issues. This certificate not only address local global health concerns, but also the international topics involving the political economy of health, environmental issues, community health, veterinary and zoonotic health, and international disease epidemiology.  

Who Should Attend?

This certificate is designed for public health professionals to improve their global focus, including industrialized rather than only developing or underdeveloped countries. The coursework includes emerging issues related to the globalization of health, including climate change, immigration, global epidemics; social injustice, ease of travel in the world, porous borders, and the international nature of health care. Upon completion of the Certificate, students earning a grade of B or better in each course who are admitted to the MPH program may apply all fifteen credit hours to their degree.

Under an inter-professional education arrangement, clinical students in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Physician's Assistant program, and the Doctor of Pharmacy program are eligible to complete this certificate by completing the five required courses (instead of electives) as listed below.

Global Health Graduate Certificate Curriculum

Required Courses (15 SCH)

Core Courses (9 SCH) + Elective Courses (6 SCH) = 15 SCH

Elective Courses (6 SCH)

Choose two from the courses listed below.
*Not all courses may be available in the online format

Required Courses (6 SCH) for TCOM, PA, PharmD, and External Clinicians

  • International Placement
  • Special Topics in International Medicine

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelors degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Complete Application
  • Application fee
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Mail application, application fee and request official transcripts to be sent to:
UNTHSC-School of Public Health
Office of Admissions SSC-120
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX. 76107

The certificate programs do not qualify for Federal Financial Aid programs.

For additional information or assistance email the Office of Admissions at
or contact us at 817-735-2401 or 1-877-868-7741