What will I learn?

Become an expert on interdisciplinary health policy and practice on a global scale. Learn how to improve the quality of life for underserved populations through global fieldwork and research on your way to a career in public health.

What You’ll Learn

Ideal for anyone pursuing a career in the healthcare and medical professions, the Global Health Certificate is a transformative program for the next generation of practitioners looking to understand emerging trends in medicine, science, policy, and innovation across the globe.

Our dynamic curriculum is a combination of classroom learning, research, and in-the-field service that addresses the global burden of disease in local and global environments. During your two- to four-week global health fieldwork, you’ll deliver healthcare services in a pre-approved supervised site, putting your classroom knowledge to work on the ground.

Working on individual and team-based projects, you’ll growing key practitioner competencies while formulating viable solutions for existing and emerging global challenges, including:

Population health
Global health systems
Cultural disparities

You’ll also work side-by-side with our expert faculty in the Center for Global Health. These professors are at the top of their field, bringing varied professional backgrounds including expertise in osteopathic medical techniques, primary care, pediatrics, emergency medicine, non-communicable and infectious diseases, and population health.

Career Options

Child Health Specialist
Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
Field Consultant
Global Infectious Disease Analyst
Health Center Administrator
Health Communications Specialist
Infection Preventionist
NGO Manager

Which department am I in?

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Study options

Full Time (9 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$4,275.00 per year
USD $475 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 December 2021

Start date

24 January 2022


Old Westbury Campus

Northern Boulevard,


New York,

11568, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university; Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0

For international students

All applicants are required to hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university (or its equivalent).

The following minimum scores required for full admission to graduate programs are:

IELTS score: 6.0
TOEFL (iBT) score: 79
Pearson PTE score: 53

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About New York Institute of Technology

More than USD 40 million is awarded in scholarships per year with 82% of undergraduate students receiving some form of financial aid.

  • 94% of graduates employed within one year of graduation
  • Diverse student body representing 90 countries
  • Two campuses in New York offering a traditional campus feel
  • Impressively low student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1