Graduate Certificate in Global Health Protection and Security

Point of Contact

Al Katz, MD, MPH Phone: (808) 956-5741 Email:

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. 

Required Courses (9 credits)

GHPS/PH 653 Global Health and Human Security (3 credits)
GHPS/PH 690 Global Health Challenges (3 credits)
GHPS 695 Independent Study Project (3 credits)

Elective Courses (6 credits)

Graduate courses from public health or other departments may be used as electives provided that they are relevant to global health security. Courses on issues such as emerging infectious diseases, climate change, displaced populations, transnational health, national instability, disaster management, humanitarian aid, global economics and food security are recommended.

Note: The GHS certificate program is not accepting applications through Fall 2017