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Certificate in Global Health Practice


Fully Online, Part time


1 ‒ 3 years

Credits required


The OPAL Scholarship

All students will be awarded
$474 per credit.

Approximate tuition after scholarship: $759/credit*

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The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offers fully online, part-time master's degree and certificate programs, designed for working professionals. Our Online Programs for Applied Learning (OPAL) focus on emergent industry sectors that have a resounding need for highly skilled professionals, with one of these sectors being Global Health. Our certificate program in Global Health Practice is geared towards early-to mid-career health professionals in the public, private, and NGO sectors. The certificate program will provide students with an overview of the basic components of global or international health, including health systems, health information, epidemiology/disease control, maternal and child health, and social, cultural, and behavioral factors in health and disease. This innovative program prepares students from diverse personal and professional backgrounds to organize, lead, and support effective global health practice initiatives across the globe. 


Upon completion of the Certificate program in Global Health Practice, the individual will acquire skills necessary to:

  1. Apply capacity building processes to global health programming in low and middle-income countries;
  2. Identify and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders whose active participation is required for successful global health programming at the community, sub-national, national and regional levels;
  3. Apply ethical reasoning to the policy and programming decisions needed for designing and implementing global health programs in low and middle-income countries;
  4. Exhibit a health equity and social justice lens in the design and conduct of global health programs;
  5. Apply appropriate management processes in the design, implementation and evaluation of global health programs;
  6. Demonstrate social, cultural and political awareness of the context in which global health programming takes place;
  7. Conduct strategic analysis of factors that influence the success of global health programming.


In accordance with US Department of Education regulations, the JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health is required to disclose graduation rate data, median loan debt data, and other select information for all Title IV eligible gainful employment programs.  To see the most recent data available for this gainful employment program, please view the attached disclosure.


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* Total tuition using rates for the 2021-2022 academic year, inclusive of the OPAL Scholarship.