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Graduate Certificate in Global Health

About the program

The Graduate Certificate in Global Health Program is an interdisciplinary certification that is available to all graduate students enrolled at the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. Its purpose is to teach graduate students about global perspectives on public health, encourage them to consider careers in a variety of settings around the world, and to promote research and innovation in addressing the myriad public health problems seen around the world.

With a cross-disciplinary perspective, students are assured of receiving a broad understanding of global health challenges and opportunities.

Completed coursework may be applied to degree-seeking pathways depending on grade received.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe health systems in a variety of countries around the world
  • Explain social and environmental impacts on health from a social ecological perspective
  • Explain the impact of various environmental contamination sources on health
  • Compare and contrast leading causes of morbidity and mortality among countries around the world
  • Apply new knowledge in a practice setting


Applicants must be a graduate student in a degree seeking program at Texas A&M University.

Dates and Deadlines

All certificate programs have rolling deadlines.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. Certificate Program Application
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Resume sent by email to

Required Courses

For more detailed information regarding these courses, including course descriptions, please see the Texas A&M Course Catalog.

Course Number Course Name Hours
HPCH 604 Social Ecology and Global Health 3
HPCH 625 or
HPCH 607
Health of Refugees and Displaced Populations
Biological Basis of Health and Common Diseases
PHEO 612 Global Environmental Health 3
HPCH 684 or
SOPH 670
Practicum* or
Global Public Health Systems and Practice Experiences
Select one of the following:
PHPM 638 Global Health Systems: Design & Analysis 3
PHPM 639 Global Health 3
HLTH 607 International Health 3
Total Credit Hours 15

*MPH students must complete an international or an international-serving practicum placement through their department (HPCH 684). Non-MPH students must complete SOPH 670, International Practicum.