Certificate in Global Health (CGH)

The Certificate of Global Health (CGH) requires the completion of 12 credits. Non-PUBH course transfer credits may not be applied toward the CGH.

The Certificate in Global Health (CGH) brings together faculty and courses from across the university in an integrated program that prepares students in the health sciences, public health, and the practical social and cultural dimensions of implementing health and wellbeing programs in disadvantaged contexts. Students will explore links with global health challenges and prospects from the perspective of diverse fields of graduate study. The proposed certificate will foster a unique learning environment built around international and interdisciplinary studies.

The certificate will require 12 credits, including 2 required 3-credit courses from a list of 4 (1 of 2 from the College of Health Professions and 1 of 2 from outside the College) and at least 6 credits of electives (from the College of Health Professions and/or from outside the College).

Required Courses

(Students choose 2)

  • ANTY 426: Culture, Health, and Healing (3 cr) - in-classroom course (UM-Missoula)
  • PUBH 510: Introduction to Epidemiology (3 cr) or
  • PUBH 520: Fundamentals of Biostatistics (3 cr)

Electives Courses

(Students choose 2)

  • HHP 544: Community-based Participatory Research Methods for Health (3 cr) - in-classroom course (UM-Missoula)
  • ANTY 433: Indigenous Global Health and Healing (3 cr) - in-classroom course (UM-Missoula)
  • ANTY 522: Seminar in Medical Anthropology (3 cr) - in-classroom course (UM-Missoula)
  • COMX 415: Intercultural Communication (3 cr) - in-classroom course (UM-Missoula)
  • PSCI 463: Development Administration (3 cr) - in-classroom course (UM-Missoula)
  • PSCI 431: Politics of Global Migration (3 cr) - in-classroom course (UM-Missoula)
  • PUBH 535: Health Policy (3 cr)
  • PUBH 540: Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (3 cr)
  • PUBH 560: Environmental and Rural Health (3 cr)
  • PUBH 580: Rural Health Issues in a Global Context (3 cr)

Why the CGH?

The CGH is geared towards:

  • those who currently work in a public health setting but may have no formal public health training
  • those who wish to update their public health training
  • those who work in related fields and wish to broaden their knowledge of public health issues and concepts.

The CGH may also be a good way to get started on the MPH degree (although admission into the Certificate in Global Health program does not guarantee admission into the MPH program). The Certificate in Global Health option could be completed in as little as a year.

SPCHS has collaborative agreements with The University of Montana Health and Human Performance (HHP) and Physical Therapy (PT) graduate programs and the UM Pharm D program, for students already accepted by these programs to facilitate earning a CGH by accepting existing Letters of References submitted to their home programs. Please contact the SPCHS office for more information.