The graduate certificate in global health management at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to help healthcare professionals formulate global health services policies, improve quality of care and service delivery within different national health systems, plan health programs within diverse cultures, and manage global health programs. The curriculum covers international health organizations, health systems and policies in low and middle-income countries, and management and financial skills.

This program is offered jointly with the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and combines UMB's extensive graduate clinical, practical, and global expertise with UMGC's broad online education experience and health management acumen. The first two credit-bearing courses follow the UMB graduate academic calendar and use UMB's learning management system, while the initial noncredit course and the final credit-bearing course follow the UMGC academic calendar and use UMGC's learning management system.

Consult an advisor to determine whether you are academically or professionally prepared for this program.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2020–2021 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

About the Global Health Management Graduate Certificate

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Navigate international health organizations and their roles in promoting global health policies and organizing healthcare services
  • Implement and evaluate global health programs to maximize contributions to effective policy, enhanced practice, and improved and sustainable health outcomes
  • Work effectively within diverse cultural settings and across national and international political landscapes
  • Use a systems approach to health services management, including strategic planning, budgets, and resource allocation

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Assess and design global health services within different national contexts
  • Develop an action plan for improving the health of a community or population
  • Build interdisciplinary teams and communicate with clinical providers, administrators, and patients using appropriate cultural practices

Global Health Management Graduate Certificate Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Required Courses

Total Credits Required: 12

  • UCSP 615 (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)
  • GHMT 610
  • GHMT 620
  • GHMT 630

Note: GHMT 610 and GHMT 620 are shared courses with UMB, while GHMT 630 is offered at UMGC only.

Course Rules and Program Progression

  • All courses must be taken in the order listed. 
  • You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course. The grade of C is not available for these courses.

Overall Certificate Requirements

Review the overall graduate certificate requirements on the certificates overview webpage.

Career Preparation

This certificate is designed to help prepare you to work in an expanding global health marketplace that encompasses pharmaceuticals, primary and inpatient care, and consulting in many industries.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

It is helpful if you possess education or work experience in healthcare, health administration, human services, or social sciences before applying to this program, but it is not required.