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Global Health

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Wenke Hwang
Hershey Medical Center
Phone: 717-531-7178
E-mail: wwh12@psu.edu

Kristin Sznajder
Hershey Medical Center
Phone: 717-531-7678
E-mail: kek157@psu.edu

The purpose of this graduate certificate in Global Health is to provide students with foundational graduate-level course work in global health. All course work will be at the 500 or 800 level. Certificate course work may be transferable to the Penn State Master of Public (M.P.H.) graduate degree program suld a student wish to continue public health training at the graduate level. Students who wish to pursue the M.P.H. degree must apply separatley to that degree program. Admission into the M.P.H. program, and credit towards a graduate degree for specific courses is not guaranteed based on acceptance into our completion of the certificate program. Upon completion of the Public Health certificate, students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate their knowledge of the major players and issues in global health, how global health systems interact, and the social, political, and cultural determinants related to health and health systems. 2. Apply their skills to assessing global health issues and developing solutions. 

REQUIRED COURSES (12 credits)

PHS 501(3), PHS 803(3), PHS 804(3), HLHED 501(3), HLHED 553(3)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Fall Semester 2016

EXPIRATION DATE: Fall Semester 2021

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2016

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