This program is no longer accepting applications.
The international health for health care professionals graduate certificate program prepares health care personnel to meet the global health challenges of the 21st century. Students receive comprehensive education in the promotion of holistic, culturally responsive, evidence-based care within and outside the U.S.
Course content includes the provision of care in the presence and absence of natural (e.g., earthquakes) and human-made disasters (e.g., war), the spread of chronic and infectious diseases, economic and political issues, and other factors that pose substantial challenges to world health promotion and disease prevention.
This graduate certificate is offered as a part-time or full-time hybrid online distance program that includes two day-long visits to the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus and a capstone immersion experience.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they are undergraduate-prepared nurse or health-related professional (e.g., social worker, physician, psychologist, dentist) with a baccalaureate or graduate degree from a nationally or internationally recognized and regionally accredited academic institution, or equivalent.
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- graduate admission application and application fee
- official transcripts
- professional license in the state where the individual capstone project will be conducted, if required (e.g., RN, NP, MSW, PA or MD)
- resume or curriculum vitae
- email addresses of three professional references (not friends or relatives) who will be contacted for completion of online recommendations
- fingerprint clearance or proof of application for U.S. citizens and applicants with permanent U.S. resident status
- photocopy of current, valid passport
- proof of English proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.
International students who need an F1 or J1 visa first need to apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the USA on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission be considered for admission to this certificate program.
References are contacted by the Graduate College, with a request to complete a reference questionnaire.