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Why ODU 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.

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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.

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.