1. Can undergraduates pursue the Global Health Certificate?

No, the Global Health Certificate is only open to graduate or professional students at UCLA.

2. I graduated 3+ months ago, can I still pursue the Global Health Certificate?

No, the Global Health Certificate is only open to currently enrolled graduate or professional students at UCLA. If you graduated less than 3 months ago, please send us an e-mail (globalhealth@ph.ucla.edu) to see if you qualify for an exception.

3. When am I expected to have completed the requirements for Global Health Certificate?

Students are expected to have completed the Global Health Certificate before completing their graduate or professional program.

4. What are the benefits of completing the Global Health Certificate?

The benefits of receiving the global health certificate are endless. Many of the recipients have gone on to pursue careers in the global health sector and/or have incorporated the education they have received from the certificate into their work environment.The GHC program provides students with broad-based knowledge, professional skills and cross-cultural understanding of global health issues, policies, and practices. These skills are designed to incorporate global health sensibilities into a variety of work environments. 

5. I am currently enrolled in a course similar to CHS 200 and/or EPI 273, can these classes apply to my certificate?

Inquiries regarding acceptable substitutions for CHS 200 and/or EPI 273 should be forwarded to globalhealth@ph.ucla.edu. If possible, please provide a short description and the course syllabus for the substitution. Students will be notified whether or not their current course is equivalent to the course objectives in Epi 273 and/or CHS 200.

6. When are students expected to take classes toward the Global Health Certificate?

Most students begin taking the Global Health Certificate elective classes during their second year. However, in some cases, students begin the classes in their first quarter. It is strongly advised that students interested in pursuing the certificate look at the relevant global health classes offered each quarter to determine when to begin taking classes.

7. What are the funding opportunities for the international projects?

Yes, funding opportunities are available to students. Most funding deadlines are in late April/early May. Students who are applying for funding must have their internship site secured before funding deadlines. See our "Students" tab for more information on these opportunities.