Nov 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Global Health, Graduate Certificate*


General Program Information


Graduate School Contact:
Alondra Robbins; robbinsad@etsu.edu; (423) 439-4302

Megan Quinn, Dr.P.H., MSc., Graduate Coordinator
Lamb Hall 149E
email: quinnm@etsu.edu
(423) 439-4427

The Global Health Certificate is a 17-credit program of study designed to provide the learner with specific knowledge and skills in global health from an interprofessional perspective. The certificate is designed for learners interested in global health. The certificate includes curricular and practice based opportunities, both here and abroad. The Global Health Certificate is open to graduate and professional students interested in global health and is available on campus and fully online.

Students in the Global Health Certificate are required to complete an international field experience. Costs for this will vary based on location. Students are expected to fund this experience personally or through scholarship funds. Scholarships are available through the Study Abroad Scholarship program and information can be found here.

Admission to Program


Students can be admitted to the program in fall or spring semesters. The criteria for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Global Health program includes the following requirements in addition to the admissions requirements for the School of Graduate Studies:

  • a résumé or CV.

All applications will be evaluated by an admission committee. Current ETSU graduate students are exempt from transcript submission requirements.

Program Requirements


The Global Health Certificate will be awarded only to students who have been officially admitted to the program and successfully completed the 17-credits of approved coursework.

The time limit for use of credit toward the certificate is six (6) years from the date of enrollment in the earliest course applied toward the certificate. In order to receive the certificate, a student must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on coursework.

A student may simultaneously pursue both the certificate and an ETSU graduate degree if duly admitted to both programs. Students must complete a dual degree form and a program of study for each program. Admission to a degree program and successfully completing coursework typically required for the graduate certificate does not automatically qualify a student for admission to the certificate program. 

Articulation Agreement


A student who completes the Graduate Certificate in Global Health and later wishes to pursue the Master of Public Health may transfer up to nine credits of the certificate credits into the master’s degree with approval of the degree graduate coordinator and the School of Graduate Studies. All transfer credit, however, must meet the GPA requirements and must be within the six-year matriculation limits. 

Global Health, Graduate Certificate Degree Requirements: 17 credits


Each student, with the assistance of the Certificate Coordinator, will design a program of study to include 17 credits as indicated below. Current ETSU graduate students must also work with their graduate/professional program advisors to ensure their respective program requirements are met.

Requirements 8 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 6 credits
International Field Placement 3 credits
TOTAL 17 credits

Advisor Approved Electives: 6 credits


Students will work with the coordinator for the global health certificate to choose six credits of elective courses. These courses can be discipline specific and can be online or onsite. If a student chooses to complete EPID 5700 , Interprofessional Perspectives on Global Health, as one of their electives it cannot count as their international field placement.

Choose 2 courses for a total of 6 credits from the following:

International Field Placement: 3 credits


Students will complete an international field placement in a low resource setting. Students must spend a minimum of two weeks in country and the location and project must be approved by the certificate coordinator and the Global Health Certificate Advisory Committee. This can be completed through a study abroad course or a field placement course.

Choose 1 course from the following:

Gainful Employment


*This is a Gainful Employment Program. For information about Gainful Employment programs, please see https://www.etsu.edu/gradstud/documents/gainfulemployment/global
_health_graduate_certificate.pdf