Global Health Studies Certificate Course Requirements

A GHS certificate student completing her GH Project on access to reproductive care among Syrian refugees in Jordan
        A Global Health Studies certificate student in
        Jordan completing her GH Project on access
          to contraception among Syrian refugees




Global Health Studies Certificate Advising Worksheet



GHS certificate requires 18 s.h.



 See Overview for additional requirements





     GHS:2000 Introduction to Global Health Studies (or GHS:4900 Approaches to Global Health) 3 s.h.

     GHS:3010 Identifying / Developing a Global Health Project  3 s.h.

     GHS:3030 Global Health Today (formerly Global Health conference; may be repeated for elective credit)  1 s.h

     GHS:3720 Contemporary Issues in Global Health  3 s.h

     GHS:3850 Promoting Health Globally -or- GHS:3500 Global Public Health 3 s.h..

     GHS:4990 Independent Project in Global Health 1 s.h.
     (students enroll in this during the semester in which the report/presentation is completed)

     GHS electives (chosen from the approved course list)  4 s.h.


Students may petition to take courses not on the approved list, providing these courses can be shown to include substantial material related to global health. To petition for a course to be included in the certificate program, students should submit an online course petition form, and email a syllabus for the course to

Students must earn at least 12 s.h. for the certificate in courses numbered 3000 or above taken at the University of Iowa.  A maximum of 6 s.h. of coursework used to satisfy another major, minor or certificate may be applied toward the certificate.  A maximum of 3 s.h. of GHS:4990 Independent Project in GH may be used in the GHS certificate.  All coursework completed for the certificate must be graded.