Learn from leaders in the healthcare field and gain specialized skills to help you succeed in an expanding global health marketplace.

The graduate certificate in global health management 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.

This program is offered jointly with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, combining UMB's extensive graduate clinical, practical, and global expertise with UMGC's broad online education experience and health management acumen. This ensures that our program encompasses both global and national management perspectives.

Each course caps enrollment at 30 students per term. The first two courses follow the UMB graduate academic calendar, while the final course follows the UMGC academic calendar.

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2019–2020 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit the catalog archive in the Current Students section.

About the Global Health Management Graduate Certificate

The curriculum covers international health organizations, health systems and policies in low- and middle-income countries, and management and financial skills.

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

  • 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 UMUC only.

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

  • To pursue a certificate program, you must be admitted as a UMGC student.
  • You are responsible for notifying UMGC of your intention to complete certificate work before completion of your last course.
  • If you apply credits from your graduate certificate to a related master's degree, then you must apply for your certificate once you have completed its requirements before finishing the master's requirements.
  • All required coursework for the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of B (3.0). Certificate courses cannot be taken pass/fail.
  • All graduate certificate requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years. Any transfer credits, if applicable, must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate certificate.

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.