Graduate Certificate in Global Health
The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health offers a Graduate Certificate in Global Health for which all Vanderbilt graduate and professional students are eligible.
Global health has become an inextricable component of modern-day medical, public health, and nursing practices. There are increasing demands for health professionals who can function competently in a global marketplace, who have research or service interests in health problems of developing countries, or who wish to address global manpower inequities through training or service. This interdisciplinary graduate-level certificate program in the study of global health is a vital step in initiating and promoting joint training opportunities in global health between various departments and schools at Vanderbilt. Students fulfilling all requirements will be granted a global health certificate at the time of graduation.
- To equip students with analytic and problem-solving skills that can be applied to current and emerging global health challenges.
- To prepare students for internationally-focused careers in academia, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, immigrant health agencies, philanthropic foundations, and industry.
- To help students assess public health challenges within international cultural and socioeconomic contexts.
- To instruct students in the fundamental principles of research, planning, and management methodology in resource-constrained settings.
- To facilitate student synthesis and analysis of global health data from existing and de novo sources.
- To ensure student acquisition of core competencies in global health care and prevention, including the mastery of a basic vocabulary in these disciplines.
All degree-seeking Vanderbilt graduate and professional students as well as students at Meharry Medical College.
Students will be granted a global health certificate at the time of graduation from their respective degree-seeking program if they have successfully completed the requirements stipulated in the documents below.
- School of Medicine and School of Nursing students | Certificate Requirements
- Graduate students in the Divinity School • School of Engineering • Graduate School • Law School • Owen Graduate School of Management • Peabody College of Education and Human Development | Certificate Requirements
CERTIFICATE APPLICATION FORM
Deadline: March 1 of your final year on campus.
The online application form requires students to provide the following:
- Information on global health course work, including an unofficial transcript, detailed academic record, or courses report from YES.
- Information on global health field work
- A 1-paragraph bio and headshot
Please note: Once an online form has been started, you may save your work at any time by selecting the button to “Save and Return Later” at the bottom of each page. You will receive a validation code which you can use to access and edit your application at a later time. Once you have completed and reviewed your responses carefully, select the button to “Submit.” At that time your application cannot be changed or edited.
For additional information on the Graduate Certificate in Global Health, please contact:
Marie H. Martin, M. Ed.
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health