2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
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2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Health Certificate

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Program Description

Global health is interdisciplinary involving political, cultural, economic and environmental considerations that affect the health of communities and individuals around the world. The goal of global health is to promote population health, safety and well-being, and to eliminate health and social disparities worldwide. Global health professionals develop innovative solutions to challenging health problems, particularly in resource-limited environments.

Application Process

To be admitted to the program, students must first be accepted in the WSU Graduate School. At a minimum, applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

If you are not currently enrolled at WSU, you can apply as a non-degree student online through the WSU Graduate School. During the online application process,  you will have an opportunity to select the certificate program and to submit the required documents.

Wright State University graduate degree-seeking students are also eligible for the certificate provided they apply before satisfying more than half of the certificate program’s required credit hours.  “Students in this status must have a 3.0 cumulative graduate grade point average the semester in which they complete nine semester hours of graduate credit.” (Policy 5010)

All applicants should submit the online certificate program application* along with a one- to two-page personal statement describing their professional background and interest in the program.

*Apply online to the Global Health Certificate Program

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Certificate Program Cost

The cost of the certificate program will be graduate tuition and a program fee for PPH courses. Program fees are published in the class schedule.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Identify strategies that strengthen community capabilities for overcoming barriers to health and well-being.
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills that demonstrate willingness to collaborate, trust building abilities, and respect for other perspectives.
  • Identify and respond with integrity and professionalism to ethical issues in diverse economic, political, and cultural contexts.
  • Apply the health equity and social justice framework for the analysis of strategies to address health disparities across different populations.
  • Critically appraise evaluation and research related to global health.
  • Enhance socio-cultural and political awareness.
  • Apply systems thinking to analyze a diverse range of complex and interrelated factors shaping health at local, national, and international levels.

Program Requirements:

Students may choose to complete the Global Health Certificate with three courses and a global health practicum (11 credits) or three courses without the practicum (9 credits).The 11 credits option is more appropriate for those pursuing a global health career because it includes a global health practicum. The Certificate Director can provide guidance regarding the most suitable path for the student to follow based on future career plans.

Required Course: 3 Hours

Electives: 6 Hours

All Wright State graduate courses that complement what is learned in PPH7710 (Global Health) can be considered as a potential elective for the global health certificate, as long as the student provides a rationale for taking the elective, and the respective course is also approved by the global health certificate director. The Certificate Director has final power of approval.  Courses below are examples of electives recommended for the Global Health Certificate:

Total: 9-11 Hours

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