Planning the Course of Study

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How long it takes

While it would be possible to complete the course of study in one year by taking PHS 718 in the fall semester, completing the 1-credit Foundations in Global Health course in the spring, and taking an approved Epidemiology course plus 3 elective credits in either semester, certificate students are expected to allow two years to complete the program.  This time frame provides sufficient flexibility for students to access core courses and for graduate and professional students to work around curriculum requirements in their primary areas of study.

Capstone candidates, who are often meeting the demands of full or part-time work while they are pursuing the certificate, would follow a similar course of study as the professional/graduate students, with most taking 1-2 years of part-time study to complete the program.  It is expected that most students will complete the certificate in no more than 3 years.

Assistance with course registration

For all students:  A number of required and elective courses require permission of the instructor.  Please e-mail the instructor explaining that you are a Certificate in Global Health student.  The instructor will make arrangements for you to be able to register.  Please note that courses fill quickly, so please register early.

For Capstone students:  Please contact the Division of Continuing Studies, Adult Career and Special Student Services (advising@dcs.wisc.edu) for assistance regarding issues pertaining to your status as a special student. Because you are a Certificate candidate you are eligible to register before other special students. For assistance with course registration using MyUW, please contact our student intern at globalhealth@ghi.wisc.edu.

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