Graduate Certificate in Global Health Protection Security

Global health is an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health emphasizes transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions; promotes interdisciplinary collaboration within and beyond the health sciences; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care. 

15 credits are required for the certificate program. Transfer credits are not applicable toward graduate certificate requirements, however, up to six UHM post-baccalaureate unclassified (PBU) credits may be applied.

Requirements for Students enrolled in the MPH or DrPH Program

Required Courses (6-9 credits)

GHPS/PH 690 Global Health Challenges (3 credits)
GHPS/PH 653 Global Health and Human Security (3 credits) Course offering TBD
Capstone project may be completed as a standalone entity with no credit or students may enroll in GHPS 699 Directed Reading/Research for up to 3 credits

Elective Courses (6-9 credits)

PH 663 Principles of Epidemiology I (3 credits)
PH 666 Seminar in Infectious Disease Control (3 credits)
PH 680 Health Emergencies in Large Populations (3 credits)
PH 681 Environmental Determinants of Health (3 credits)
PH 765 Program Evaluation (3 credits)
PLAN courses from the Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance Certificate
The GHPS Director will accept courses from public health or other departments numbered 600 or above and up to 3 credits of 400-level courses provided that they closely relate to the theme of the program.

Requirements for Non-MPH Students

Required Courses (9-12 credits)

GHPS/PH 690 Global Health Challenges (3 credits)
GHPS/PH 653 Global Health and Human Security (3 credits) Course offering TBD
PH 663 Principles of Epidemiology I (3 credits)
Capstone may be completed as a standalone entity with no credits or students may enroll in GHPS Directed Reading/Research for up to 3 credits

Elective Courses (3-6 credits)

PH 666 Seminar in Infectious Disease Control (3 credits)
PH 680 Health Emergencies in Large Populations (3 credits)
PH 681 Environmental Determinants of Health (3 credits)
PH 765 Program Evaluation (3 credits)
PLAN courses from the Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance Certificate
The GHPS Director will accept courses from public health or other departments numbered 600 or above and up to 3 credits of 400-level courses provided that they closely relate to the theme of the program.