College of Public Health

Global Health (Graduate Certificate)

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Dr. James Keck

Director of Graduate Certificate

Assistant Professor

College of Public Health

Preventive Medicine & Environmental Health

University of Kentucky

Program website

859) 218-2233

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Expansion in global communication, travel and trade has increased the need for clinical and public health professionals who understand health issues that transcend national and continental borders. The Graduate Certificate in Global Health is designed to prepare students to meet the growing demand for international, interdisciplinary skills in areas such as disease and injury prevention, health care, and other health-related disciplines. 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.

Deadline: Please check here for the most recently posted application deadlines. 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: http://www.research.uky.edu/gs/.

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. International transcripts must be translated using WES or a similar organization.

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 Jamie at 859-323-7341.

Admission Officer

MAUREEN BARKER

201D Gillis Building
859-257-7129
MAUREEN.BARKER@UKY.EDU


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Dr. James Keck

Director of Graduate Certificate

Assistant Professor

College of Public Health

Preventive Medicine & Environmental Health

University of Kentucky

859) 218-2233