Certificate of Graduate Study in Global and Environmental Health


The Certificate of Graduate Study in Global and Environmental Health is an 18-credit, one-year online program. Among the highlights:

  • Four required courses (12 credits), as well as two elective courses (6 credits) from a relevant area of your choosing
  • The three core content areas cover:
    • PH301 Public Health and Health Policy (3 credits)
    • PH302 Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • PH304, PH308 Environmental Public Health (6 credits)
  • Students choose two courses from topical electives, including:
    • PH311 Global Public Health (3 credits)
    • PH312 Public Health & Food Systems (3 credits)
    • PH314 Environmental Risk & Communication (3 credits)
    • PH315 Public Health Surveillance (3 credits)
    • PH319 Environmental Public Health Law and Policy (3 credits)
    • PH322 One Health: Zoonoses (3 credits)
    • PH324 Public Health Informatics (3 credits)
    • PH325 Investigating Disease Outbreaks (3 credits)
  • Courses taught by faculty experts from UVM’s College of Medicine, the Vermont Department of Health, and experts trained at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Individualized academic advising
  • Courses offered during Spring, Fall, and Summer terms to ensure that you can fit the program into your work or academic schedule

Click here for a table showing all program requirements along with the routine schedule of course offerings and pre-requisites to earn the certificate.

Example Curriculum Sequence Maps:

  1. One Year Program: Students will be required to take 6 credits (2 courses) per semester for three semesters. Please note, starting in the Spring will require four semesters. Contact our student advisor, at 802-656-2085 for any questions.
  2. Two Year Program: Students will be need to take 3 credits (1 course) per semester for six semesters