Program Overview

This online Graduate Certificate in International Health centers on creating a better understanding of international health issues and opportunities, cultural differences in health and wellness, comparative health systems, and cross-cultural communication. International travel is a key component of the curriculum. There are two mandatory travel courses and an optional third travel course as an elective. Courses include such topics as: Population Health; International Health Systems, Organization and Policy; Sociology of Health and Illness; and Global Perspectives in Health and Illness. This program has two audiences: Students currently enrolled in CMU’s online DHA program who may pursue this Graduate Certificate in International Health simultaneously with their DHA courses and non-DHA students interested in expanding their knowledge of international health issues as a standalone course of study.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Must hold a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 or, optionally, 3.0 in the final 60 semester hours of graded coursework toward the bachelor’s degree. If your undergraduate GPA is less than 2.7, conditional admission may be possible.

    School Overview

    Central Michigan University is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and was originally founded in 1892 as a school for teachers and business education. Today, CMU is the fourth largest institution in Michigan and is also among the 100 largest public universities nationally.

    Two hundred academic programs are available at CMU at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels, including nationally recognized programs in entrepreneurship, journalism, music, audiology, teacher education, psychology and physician assistant. Academic divisions include:

    • the College of Business Administration
    • the College of Communication and Fine Arts
    • the College of Education and Human Services
    • the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions
    • the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • the College of Medicine
    • the College of Science and Engineering
    • the College of Graduate Studies

    Central Michigan University has offered degree programs through its Global Campus unit to working adults for more than 40 years. The University operates a network of CMU Learning Centers in more than 50 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Programs are offered at the undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral levels, including non-degree certifications.

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