Graduate Certificate

Broaden your reach with focused study in global health

The Global Health Graduate Certificate provides opportunities for highly motivated graduate and professional students from across Duke to engage in the field of global health through a combination of coursework, field-based experience and engagement with peers and faculty.

If you have more advanced knowledge or career interests in global health and are a Duke Ph.D. student, you may also want to consider the Global Health Doctoral Scholars program.

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The Global Health Graduate Certificate involves the completion of three courses (GH Challenges and two graduate-level global health electives), a graduate seminar and an optional field-based experience.

Schedule an appointment with program advisor Amanda Frederick today to explore how global health courses can fit into your graduate career at Duke.

Optional Field Experience

The field-based experiential learning activity can provide you with an opportunity to understand the complexity of health in underserved populations and offer you a chance to apply your interdisciplinary knowledge and methodology in the search for solutions. Students who complete an approved, field-based experience may have the option to waive one elective course. 

Each year we offer a limited number of competitive fieldwork grants of up to $5,000 each to enrolled Certificate students.


We strongly recommend that you express interest upon arrival to Duke or early in your graduate studies to allow sufficient time to meet certificate requirements. Applications are accepted year-round, but must be submitted at least one calendar year before you anticipate graduating.

We’re here to help you understand your options, answer your questions and explore what’s right for you. To apply:

  • Step 1. Complete the Qualtrics survey to let us know you're interested. 
  • Step 2: Meet with Amanda Frederick, DGHI Senior Graduate Admissions Coordinator, to discuss your goals and timeline for the certificate.
  • Step 3: Confirm with your home department that you have time and space in your curriculum to complete certificate requirements.
  • Step 4: Connect to the DGHI community through participation in events! Sign up for our email list.

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