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Global Health, Certificate

Arnold School of Public Health

Clinical and public health professionals have an increasing need to understand health environments and policy beyond local borders. A global health certificate prepares students for international work.

Gain the knowledge and skills that are necessary to conduct work globally. Topics include comparative health systems and policies, health care administration, finance and services, sociocultural perspectives on health, and the development and evaluation of health promotion programs that are sensitive to local context.

Program Highlights

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    Interdisciplinary Courses

    Work with other public health students in the Arnold School through our multi-disciplinary courses.

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    Learn by Doing

    Apply your classroom learning in real scenarios through our integrated practice-based experiences.

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    Passionate Faculty

    Enjoy smaller class sizes and one-on-one interactions with faculty who are leaders in their respective fields.

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    Study vulnerable populations including adolescents, women, ethnic groups and the LGBTQIA+ community.

What You’ll Study

Courses help develop an understanding of global health issues along with the efforts to alleviate shortfalls through various methods of in-depth investigation and research. Learn about population health, environmental health, health care policy and systems, and food and nutrition along with health education curriculum development and behavioral economics.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Cultural Awareness

    Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs

    Examine Evidence

    Gathering and analyzing information for decision-making or problem-solving purposes

    Evaluate Policies

    Examining their impact and effectiveness in achieving specific goals or objectives

  • Intercultural Competence

    Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures


    Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.

Potential Careers

  • Global Health Specialist
  • Public Health Advisor
  • Global Health Consultant
  • Administrator
  • Director
  • Educator

Job Titles of Alumni

  • Health Technician Coordinator
  • Operating Room Circulator
  • Clinical Staff Nurse
  • Abuse Detection Analyst

Workplace Settings

  • Health Policy
  • Medicine
  • International Services
  • Research

Employers of Alumni

  • Emory Healthcare
  • Jackson Health System
  • Westat
  • Microsoft

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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