Global Health Certificate Online

  • Graduate Certificate
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Center for Global Health

Addressing health on a global scale can impact human well-being and national security around the world. With ODU's Global Health certificate program, you'll gain the knowledge and skills to make an impact in health worldwide

You'll learn from ODU faculty who have worked professionally with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Students and professionals in public administration, business, engineering, and health care find this certificate useful in their fields.

When you complete this program, you will earn a Graduate Certificate in global health.

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    • 15 credit hours

    This graduate certificate consists of three core courses, two elective courses, and a final project. The final project can be a) an individual project with a research paper and action plan focusing on a global health topic, or b) a practicum in a global health related field.

  • Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. Instructors may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. This program may require a practicum. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • You'll be able to apply this advanced training to a variety of fields including:

    • Health-related governmental/non-governmental organizations
    • University research programs
    • International healthcare consultancies
    • Multinational corporations
  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $620 per credit hour*
    Out-of-state Students
    $642 per credit hour

    Rates are effective Fall 2024 and subject to change.
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.

  • You'll apply to ODU as a non-degree seeking graduate student in order to take the courses in this certificate program. Cohorts begin each Fall semester.

    If you are an international student interested in taking this program online from your home country, please contact the ODU International Admission Office for assistance.