Addressing health problems on a global scale can impact health, well-being, and national security in both developed and developing nations. ODU's Global Health certificate program will provide you with comprehensive training in knowledge, practical skills, and leadership so you can make an impact in a worldwide health setting.

Our faculty includes professionals who have worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the World Health Organization (WHO), bringing substantial expertise with their experience.

Whether you're a student or a professional in the areas of public administration, business, engineering, or health care, a certificate in global health can give you an edge in your field.

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Required Courses

  • 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.

Online Learning Environment

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.

Careers in Global Health

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

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

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.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet your Team

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

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