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Global Health, Certificate

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:

  • Diseases
  • 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.


  • Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
  • Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • Northwell Health
  • NYU Winthrop Hospital
  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • St. Barnabas Hospital
  • University of Southern California

Career Options

  • Child Health Specialist
  • Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
  • Field Consultant
  • Global Infectious Disease Analyst
  • Health Center Administrator
  • Health Communications Specialist
  • Infection Preventionist
  • NGO Manager
Mirsha Stiven (D.O. '20)


Part of the inaugural class of NYITCOM at Arkansas State University, Haitian-American Mirsha Stiven aspires to serve as an advocate for disadvantaged and underserved populations in medicine.

Usman Aslam (D.O. '18)

Global Fellow

Among Usman's many international medical missions was a 2015 service trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, funded by a Presidential Global Fellowship.

Lillian Butungi Niwagaba

Assistant Professor

Her recent work centers on building collaborative partnerships with universities in the global south with a special focus on global health, international service-learning, and higher education development.


Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.






Top-Tier Ranking

USNWR Best Regional Colleges North

New York Tech is ranked among the top 25 regional universities in the North.

How You’ll Succeed

The Global Health Certificate augments your degree program or current professional experience by cultivating deeper empathy, ethics, and values you can put to work in your life right away. You’ll have a better understanding of the diverse range of clients and/or patients you interact with—including the social, cultural, economic, climate, and political challenges they face—helping you offer a more holistic level of service and care to the community around you, whether it’s here in New York or abroad.

Some credits/courses taken in this certificate program can be applied to the Master of Public Health, M.P.H.

USNWR Best Regional Colleges North

Top-Tier Ranking

New York Tech is ranked among the top 25 regional universities in the North.

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