Global One Health Graduate Certificate

To more efficiently and effectively achieve the best health outcomes for people, animals and the environment, you need multidisciplinary education and training to develop your expertise in the surveillance, prevention, mitigation and intervention strategies that promote a healthy world.

With a Global One Health graduate certificate from Ohio State you will learn about the inextricable links among human health, animal health and environmental health and how to make a holistic impact in disease prevention and mitigation.

This certificate is a 15-credit program with online and in-person learning for a deeper understanding of the basic and applied aspects of epidemiology, environmental health sciences and zoonotic diseases. You will also select two courses that align with your academic interest or professional aspirations.

What is Global One Health?

One Health is a worldwide, multidisciplinary approach to prevention of and response to global health issues. It simultaneously addresses contaminants, their sources and the associated harmful impacts affecting humans, animals and the environment. The scope of multidisciplinary and integrated knowledge and skills that One Health encompasses elevates professional expertise to improve human health, animal health and environmental quality.

For more than 10 years, an array of experts across Ohio State has engaged in impactful, multidisciplinary projects using a One Health approach for disease surveillance, prevention and mitigation.

Learning Outcomes

On your successful completion of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Global One Health, you will be able to:

  1. address complex interdisciplinary issues by working across discipline boundaries applicable to the One Health approach
  2. interpret monitoring and surveillance data regarding sources, types and reservoirs of environmental contaminants and/or factors affecting the health of both humans and animals
  3. summarize major categories of infectious microbial pathogens and other hazardous agents (i.e., chemical and radiological toxicants) associated with both human and animal diseases domestically and internationally
  4. describe the interactions and dynamics of disease determinants including infectious and toxicological hazards and impacts on complex infectious and chronic diseases
Tiffany Claeys smiling

'The best decision I made in grad school' 
Learn how the Global One Health certificate checked all the personal and professional boxes for one graduate.



  • Prerequisites
    • Bachelor’s or advanced degree (includes college-level math, biology and chemistry)
    • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Minimum Program Credits: 15 credits.
  • Students pursuing a graduate degree in the College of Public Health may overlap a maximum of 6 credits with their graduate degree and the Certificate.



Foundation courses
Course number Course name Credits Delivery Mode
PUBHEPI 6410 Principles of Epidemiology 3 credits  Distance Learning
PUBHEHS 6310 Principles of Environmental Health Sciences 3 credits  Distance Learning
VETPREV 7721 Epidemiology of Zoonotic Diseases 3 credits  In-Person
Selective courses (pick two courses, total 6 credits)
Course number Course name Credits Delivery Mode
VETPREV 7725 Veterinary Epidemology and Applied Data Analysis 3 credits In-Person
VETPREV 7722 Foodborne Diseases, Food Animal Production and Food Safety 3 credits In-Person
PUBHEPI 6436 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases 3 credits In-Person
VETPREV 8700/PUBHEPI 8413 Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases 3 credits In-Person
PUBHEHS 5315 Principles of Toxicology 3 credits In-Person
PUBHEHS 6320 Global Health and Environmental Microbiology 3 credits Distance Learning
VETPREV 8830/PUBHEHS 5345 Modeling Transmission & Control of Infectious Diseases in Humans and Animals 3 credits  
PUBHBIO 6210 Applied Biostatistics I 3 credits Distance Learning
VETPREV 7723 Biosecurity, Emergency Response & Outbreak Investigation 2 credits In-Person
VETPREV 7724.01 Environmental Health at the Human-Animal Interface 1 credit Distance Learning
PUBHLTH 7000 Public Health in Developing Countries 3 credits Distance Learning
GEOG 5210 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3 credits Hybrid
BMI 5710 Introduction to Biomedical Informatics 3 credits Distance Learning
NURS 7780 Evidence-Based Practice 3 credits Distance Learning
ENTMLGY 5605 Vector Biology and Vector Borne Disease 3 credits In-Person

NOTE: Other graduate-level courses may be selected pending review and approval by the Graduate Certificate in Global One Health faculty oversight committee.


Current Ohio State students

Pursue the graduate certificate

Completed the coursework?

Notify The Graduate School

Non-degree students

Apply to Ohio State