Program Overview

The graduate certificate in International Public Health offered by Michigan State University is a completely online course that will fit the needs of both full-time and part-time students. Participants in this course will learn about international public health in connection to the developing world and the United States. Students will become knowledgeable in areas of global health issues while enrolled in this program.

While in this program, students will complete 15 credit hours worth of courses. These courses include Global Public Health, Comparative Global Healthcare Systems, Poverty and Public Health, Cultural Aspects of Public Health Practice, and Water and Public Health: A Global Perspective. Students will learn about biostatistics, human rights, environmental health sciences, public health ethics, public health policy, health informatics, and international and environmental health.

The College of Human Medicine, through which this program is offered, is dedicated to educating physicians to apply scientific knowledge to help medical problems, the health status in humankind, and utilize leadership positions to help achieve equal opportunities for health care. By the end of this particular certificate program, students will be able to examine healthcare interventions for cultural appropriateness, work on a leadership team dedicated to designing health interventions, and understand how to further promote health while preventing disability and death.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

    School Overview

    Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University is the first land-grant university in the country and was originally an agricultural college. In 1861, the university changed its name to the State Agricultural College. Throughout the 20th century, the university experienced a time of great expansion. The then agricultural college began to build programs in education, business, medicine and many other areas of study becoming more than just an agricultural institution. In 1964, the university changed its name to its current designation of Michigan State University. 

    Michigan State University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level as well as post-secondary certificates from 17 colleges and schools. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.


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