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  • Online Graduate Certificate in Global Health

    Advocate for your community — locally and globally — with Drexel’s online Graduate Certificate in Global Health. Offered by the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, which is ranked 19th in the nation for Best Public Health Schools by U.S. News and Report, this post-baccalaureate global health certificate fits busy lifestyles and requires no on-campus obligations. What’s more, the Dornsife School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

    Designed to introduce you to the field of global health and development in international settings, Drexel Dornsife’s online Graduate Certificate in Global Health exceeds the industry’s standards while sporting a mix of Drexel Dornsife faculty and global health experts. Certificate students take courses alongside Drexel’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) students, and upon graduation, can transfer completed credits directly into the MPH program.

    Global Health Certificate Program Features

    • Global health industry-experienced faculty from Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health, which is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
    • Fully online format that is convenient for busy professionals
    • Upon completion of the Certificate in Global Health, you'll earn 15 quarter credits that may be transferred into our online Master of Public Health program
    • Drexel Dornsife is ranked #1 in Philadelphia and #19 in the nation for graduate schools of public health by U.S. News & World Report

    What is a Graduate Certificate in Global Health?

    Drexel’s Graduate Certificate in Global Health will further your foundational knowledge and practical application of analytical and technical skills that are expected of professionals pursuing careers in the global health and international development fields. Faculty are committed to teaching you how to design, implement, and evaluate public health programs in under-served communities in the US and international and developing countries.

    While learning to translate theory into practical applications to current global health developmental challenges, the 15-credit curriculum includes courses that cover the following public and global health trends:

    • Overview of Issues in Global Health
    • Global Public Health Ethics
    • Health Systems Policy Analysis
    • Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health Programs and Advocacy
    • Outcomes Assessment of Community Health Programs

    Upon earning the global health certificate, you will be prepared to:

    • Work in changing environments and with diverse populations
    • Respond competently to health challenges that transcend geographic and cultural boundaries
    • Identify and analyze factors that impact disparities in health status, health resources, and access to health information and services, particularly for marginalized and vulnerable groups

    Whether you’re seeking to expand your global health knowledge, advance your career, or are ultimately aiming to enroll in Drexel’s online MPH program, the Graduate Certificate in Global Health offers both programs in an autonomous, online format.

    What Jobs Can I Get with a Global Health Certificate?

    After completing the online global health certificate, you will be expertly prepared to respond to health challenges regardless of geographical and cultural impact. In fact, you may be eligible to expand in your current field, such as in nursing, medicine, and healthcare, or pursue the following positions:

    • Clinical Research Professional
    • Community Wellness Administrator
    • Environmental Scientist or Specialist
    • Government Employee
    • Health Educator or Community Health Worker
    • Health Specialist
    • International Recruiter
    • Medical and Health Services Manager
    • Public Health Project Manager
    • Research Associate
    • Urban Planner
    • Water and Sanitation Planner

    As employers seek out public and global health practitioners who are able to identify and analyze varying health resources among the world’s populations, those who complete the Graduate Certificate in Global Health become instantly more attractive to employers in the following fields:

    • Administrative Health
    • Clinical Administration
    • Domestic Health-Oriented Non-Profit Organizations
    • Domestic Hospitals
    • Government Offices
    • Healthcare Consultation and Development
    • International Healthcare Consultant Groups
    • Multinational Corporations
    • Research Programs
    • Support Services
    • World Health Organizations

    Not sure where to start your job search? Don’t worry — online students have the same access to Drexel’s comprehensive career services as students who study on campus. In addition to the Steinbright Career Development Center, online global health students have the support of Symplicity, a portal managed by Dornsife’s Office of Practice, that posts jobs, internships, fellowships, and other global opportunities.

    What Are the Salary Expectations for Careers in Global Health?

    Salary estimates vary in the public and global health industries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most updated figures display the following career median salaries:

    Job Title

    Median Anmnual Salary*

    Health Communications Specialist

    $63,335

    Health Educator/Community Health Worker

    $46,080

    Maternal and Child Health Advisor

    $54,000

    Medical and Health Services Manager

    $99,730

    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    $50,985

    Overseas Global Health Program Country Director

    $76,000

    Research and Project Development Coordinator

    $46,452

    Urban and Regional Planner

    $55,989

    Data from Payscale.com and BLS.gov

    Related Programs


    This program is also available as a graduate minor.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.

    Curriculum


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses  
    CHP 607 Public Health Ethics 3.0
    CHP 660 Global Health Ethics 1.5
    CHP 661 Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health Programs and Advocacy 1.5
    CHP 673 Outcomes Assessment of Community Health and Prevention 3.0
    EOH 560 Overview of Issues in Global Health 3.0
    HMP 603 Health Systems Policy Analysis 3.0
    Total Credits 15.0

    Those who do not have a degree from a CEPH accredited school must also take PBHL 501 - Introductory Public Health Learning Objectives.

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended 
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Computer Requirements

    The software used in many of our courses requires access to a PC. Chrome Books, tablets, and Apple products do not currently support the software needed to complete this coursework.

    Please visit Drexel’s computer buying guide for more information.

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2019-2020 is $1198 per credit.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2019-2020 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2019

    September 23, 2019

    December 7, 2019

    December 9, 2019

    December 14, 2019

    Winter 2020

    January 6, 2020

    March 16, 2020

    March 17, 2020

    March 21, 2020

    Spring 2020

    March 30, 2020

    June 8, 2020

    June 9, 2020

    June 13, 2020

    Summer 2020

    June 22, 2020

    August 30, 2020

    September 2, 2020

    September 5, 2020

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