The certificate consists of two Global Health Core courses and two Methods and Practice core courses, complemented by three elective courses and an internship/field requirement. The seven-course CGHA sequence prepares students for systematic, evidence-based approaches to a broad range of global health problems relating to development, diplomacy, security, trade and human rights.
In addition to coursework, you're required to complete 150 hours at an internship. If you have questions about these requirements or internship opportunities, we encourage you to speak with an advisor.
Staff & Alumni
Sandy Johnson, PhD
Our program director, Sandy Johnson, specializes in how social vulnerability, the environment and political conflict affect public health.
Katrina Berg is now a PhD student at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, studying behavior change communication for health.
Angie Bengston, awarded her MA in International Development in 2009, is studying to prepare for a career improving health for women in developing nations.
Global Health Summer Scholarship
We offer $800-$1,500 awards for students conducting independent research.
The Updike Scholarship
The Updike Scholarship provides up to $10,000 in annual scholarship support to students enrolled in the global health affairs certificate program. The recipient should demonstrate academic achievement, leadership ability and promise as a future global health diplomat.