Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Global Health

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Global Health (GISGH) is an opportunity for students to complement an existing specialization within the College of Public Health.

Objectives of the GISGH:

  • To provide graduate and professional students access to interdisciplinary study in global health issues.
  • To offer students the opportunity to gain specific expertise in the unique challenges of healthcare in the developing world and among immigrant populations
  • To provide formal recognition of such study on the student's transcript upon completion.

The specialization will consist of the following components:

  • A two-hour core course  (Public Health 6000)
  • A discipline-specific course (Public Health 7000)
  • Electives (9 credit hours outside Public Health)
  • A required field experience (PUBHLTH 6189.XX)

College of Public Health GISGH Requirements:

  • Students must complete nine (9) credit hours in graduate programs outside the College of Public Health.
  • Students must receive a B (or higher) or S in each course.
  • Requirements may include work already required as part of the student's degree program, however the College of Public Health only permits six (6) credit hours of overlap between the GISGH and the degree program.

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For more information, please contact:
Pamela Potter
Associate Director, Office of Global Health Education
Health Sciences Center for Global Health
376 West 10th Ave. Suite 165
Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-3684 or

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