Global Health Certificate

In the Graduate Certificate in Global Health at Temple’s College of Public Health, students develop the core skills and theoretical foundations they need to address public health issues that are prevalent in the majority of the world, including access to basic preventive care; emergency disaster relief; maternal and child healthcare; and water, sanitation and hygiene.

This academic certificate is open to all students who are currently completing graduate degrees in the College of Public Health. Courses in the Global Health Certificate program provide a global health perspective on your existing area of graduate study and provide a foundation for international careers in public health or health services.

What sets apart our Global Health Certificate?

  • Open international career prospects: Gain global health experience in your area of expertise, and strengthen your ability to work in an international setting.
  • Gain real-world experience on a global scale: You may choose to count international fieldwork or a study-abroad experience as one of your electives, which will give you the opportunity to both earn academic credit and improve your professional networking in global or international health.
  • Learn from our renowned faculty: Our faculty are experts in environmental toxicology; global health program development; water, sanitation and hygiene; and more.

Program Format

This program can be taken as a supplement a full graduate degree in the College of Public Health. It cannot be taken independently. The Global Health Certificate is 12 credits, including a public health core course, one of two seminars in international or global health, and two elective courses. You may apply international fieldwork or a study-abroad experience to one of your elective course requirements, which will help you find professional placements in global or international health.

Learn more about courses you'll be taking as part of the program.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,109.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,521.00 per credit

You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


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