College of Public Health students graduating


Applicants for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Global Health must be approved for admission by the certificate director, who shall notify the Graduate School in writing of the student’s admission.

Admission to or award of a graduate certificate does not guarantee admission to a degree program in the same or any other discipline.

Application Process

Deadline: All application materials must be received by June 26th, 2015 for Fall 2015 semester and November 13th, 2015 for Spring 2016 semester. Remember to include adequate time for letters of reference to be submitted.

Pre-approved Certificate courses that have already been completed may count towards the curriculum requirements. (This does not include practicum or research projects). Requests to include these courses are made on the application. No more than six hours previously completed at UK can be counted toward the Certificate.

Students must apply to the UK Graduate School. Graduate School application forms may be obtained through their website at:

In your personal statement in the Graduate School application, please write an essay that addresses the following points.  Please note that your essay length should not exceed 500 words:

  • Describe (a) your reason(s) for interest in the Graduate Certificate in Global Health, (b) your career goals in relation to Global Health and (c) the specific topic in Global Health in which you are most interested
  • Describe any work experience relevant to Global Health

Official transcripts
Official transcripts are required for undergraduate and graduate work from universities other than the University of Kentucky. A GPA of 3.0 is required for admission.

Letters of Reference
The student must have letters submitted on their behalf from two (2) sources. If you are currently pursuing a graduate degree, one reference must be from a faculty member in your academic department.

Questions about the application process? Call Andrea at 859-218-2021.

Certificate Director
James W. Holsinger, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Departments of Preventive Medicine
and Health Services Management
College of Public Health 
111 Washington Avenue, Suite 107
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0003   
(859) 323-6314



Certificate Coordinator
Andrea Perkins
Certificate Coordinator
College of Public Health
111 Washington Avenue; Suite 204A
Lexington, KY 40536
(859) 218-2021