Modern society operates in a global environment with increasing intercontinental travel, trade, and communication. The great frequency of every-day interactions with people from different parts of the world has increased the need for clinical and public health professionals to understand health environments and policy that extend beyond local borders. Certficate of Graduate Study in Global Health (CGSGH) will prepare students with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to conduct international work, by focusing on topics such as comparative health systems and policies; health care administration, finance and services; sociocultural perspectives on health; and development and evaluation of health promotion programs that are sensitive to local context.
Of the 18 hours required to earn the certificate, 9 hours are required and consist of three 3-hour courses: HPEB 722 Current Trends in Developing World Health, HSPM 799 Comparative Health Systems, and HSPM 709 Health and Economic Development. Each student will then choose 3 courses from one of 4 tracks.
If a student elects to pursue the Population Health track, the student will choose three 3-hour elective courses from HPEB 674, HPEB 700, HPEB 748, and HPEB 771.
If a student elects to pursue the Environmental Health track, the student will choose three 3-hour elective courses from ENHS 670, ENHS 675, ENHS 661, ENHS 760, and ENHS 774.
If a student elects to pursue the Food and Nutrition track, the student will choose three 3-hour elective courses from HPEB 620, HPEB 653, HPEB 654, and EXSC 620.
If a student elects to pursue the Health Care Policy and Systems track, the student will choose three 3-hour elective courses from HSPM 712, HSPM 726, HSPM 730, and HSPM 731.
The Arnold School of Public Health proposes an 18-hour Certificate of Graduate Study in Global Health (CGSGH) that will be administer by the School as described below: Purposes of the proposed Certificate
1. Individuals enrolled in a graduate program at any USC academic unit who wish to develop a secondary specialization in Global Health.
2. Individuals who are not enrolled in any graduate program at this time and wish to develop this specialization as an independent area of study
With respect to the first group, the CGSGH is intended to serve the needs of those seeking graduate professional (non-thesis and non-doctoral) degrees, as well as those seeking thesis-based master’s or doctoral degrees, who want to enhance their skills and credentials through the study of global health. For these students, up to 9 of the credit hours required for the certificate can also be counted toward a USC graduate degree in the student’s “home” department (the department in which they are seeking a master’s or doctoral degree). On admission to the CGSGH, these students will be advised as CGSGH students through their “home” department.
With respect to the second group, the CGSGH will also be available to qualified applicants who are not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of South Carolina (USC).1 This second group would include, for example, working health-care professionals, health-care administrators, state and local public health workers or environmental health specialists who are employees of agencies and organizations with missions related to global health (such as government agencies, non-profit organizations, and health-care service providers) who seek advanced specialized training in global health, but do not intend to seek a graduate degree. The CGSGH will not duplicate the offerings of any existing post-baccalaureate, graduate, or professional certificate or degree offered by USC.
New Certificate- BOT AA: 3/16/18, BOT: 4/13/18; CHE ACAP: 9/13/18 (if passed by BOT); SACS notification required.
BOT AA: 3/16/18; BOT: 4/20/18 approved.
CHE approved July 9, 2018
No SACS notification/approval required for this action.