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Global Health Studies Certificate

Global Health Management

Healthcare is global. The increasing occurrence of public health epidemics, concerns with bioterrorism and a pressing need for innovative approaches to health crises all point to the importance of a global approach in health management. As a student in the Graduate Certificate in Global Health Management program, you'll prepare to offer leadership in this area by developing an understanding of health governance, security and policy within a diverse and globalized world.

With our main campus just 14 miles from New York City, you'll study in a region filled with top-notch healthcare facilities including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, medical programs and research institutes. International actors – like the United Nations and a host of nonprofit organizations that are active in global health and development – will be right at your fingertips. Plus, many of the healthcare administration courses are available online.

Our supportive community and career resources will help you as you take this important step in advancing your career goals.


  • 400 million people do not have access to essentials
  • 196 Countries partake in CDC’s Int’l Health Regulation
  • 80 Million people impacted by humanitarian emergency
  • 23% Projected job growth for healthcare administrators
MA Diplomacy International Relations

From Research to Real World

How does Seton Hall's global health management coursework connect to the real world? Meet Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Studies Dr. Yanzhong Huang and find out.

Turkan Ozilhan Tacir

“International collaboration in healthcare enables us to learn from the experiences of other countries how we can integrate diversity into our structure. Almost 20% of our services are consumed by international patients, which indicates that there is a clear need for both understanding and efforts to meet the needs and preferences of diverse populations.”

Turkan Ozilhan Tacir ’15
CEO of Anadolu Medical Center, Kocaeli Province, Turkey


The Certificate in Global Health Management is a 15-credit sequence of required and elective courses offered by the School of Health and Medical Sciences (through the Master of Healthcare Administration Program) and the School of Diplomacy and International Relations. This certificate program is designed to give you the tools to analyze, understand and address global issues affecting the health sector.

Either on campus or online you'll complete required and elective coursework in areas such as emergency management, bioterrorism, population health, global impact of infectious disease, healthcare policy, ethics in healthcare administration and preventing humanitarian crises.

Students admitted to this certificate program may elect to apply their coursework toward an Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree, should they desire to pursue the full degree.

Health and Medical Sciences Core
(Choose 2 of the following, 6 credits) 

  • HCAD 7515 Global HC Management (3) 
  • HCAD 7519 Population Health (3) 
  • HCAD 8530 Emergency Management for Health Professionals (2)

Diplomacy and International Relations Core
(Choose 2 of the following, 6 credits) 

  • DIPL 6277 Global Health, Bioterrorism, and International Security (3) 
  • DIPL 6276 Global Health Governance (3) 
  • DIPL 6280 International Health and Development (3)

(Choose at least 1 of the following, 3 credits, or a core course listed above that you have not yet taken).

  • HCAD 7521 21st Century Health Systems (2) 
  • HCAD 7522 Healthcare Policy (2) 
  • HCAD 8523 Ethics in Healthcare Administration (2) 
  • HCAD 7992JA Practicum / Independent Study / Real World Application (1) 
  • GHMS 7316 Independent Study (1) 
  • DIPL 7411 Journal Editorial Board Assistant (1) 
  • DIPL 6278 Global Health Diplomacy (3) DIPL 6129 Preventing Humanitarian Crises (3) 
*Health and Medical Sciences courses as well as Diplomacy courses are offered on campus and online. Schedule varies by semester. Students are advised to contact the school to discuss online course sequencing. A comprehensive list of course descriptions can be viewed in the graduate catalogue

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Global Health Management must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited college with a bachelor's degree;
  • 400-500 word statement of goals and career interests;
  • Completed application form;
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate courses and, if applicable, graduate courses;
  • Academic transcripts from institutions outside of the United States or Canada must undergo a course-by-course evaluation conducted by an independent credentials evaluation agency, that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). SpanTran is our recommended international transcript evaluation service. A custom application has been created exclusively for Seton Hall University allowing our applicants to request their evaluation at a discounted rate. You can access the application here: SpanTran Application - Seton Hall University. Failure to submit a required credential evaluation from a NACES member will result in your application for admission being incomplete and, thus, unable to be reviewed.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the coursework of the most recently conferred undergraduate or graduate degree (note: applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.8-2.99 who have a minimum of two years post-degree experience in a related field are also encouraged to apply);
  • Three letters of recommendation; Curriculum vitae or resume; and
  • If English is not the native language, a student must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) documenting an Internet-based score of 90 or above. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) can also be accepted documenting a score in the 6.5 band or above. Exception to this requirement may be granted if the applicant is a U.S. resident and a graduate of a U.S. college within the previous two years.

Application Deadlines
Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Global Health Management may apply online. Applications are reviewed on a "rolling admissions" basis with the following preferred deadlines

  • August 1 for the Fall term
  • December 1 for the Spring term

Opportunity for Current Students and Alumni
Current students and recent graduates of the Seton Hall Master of Healthcare Administration program and the Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations program may be able to apply earned credits toward the Graduate Certificate in Global Health Management. Submit your contact information here, and an admissions representative will be in touch with you to discuss your specific situation.

  • M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations (MADIR)
    Current students of the Seton Hall MADIR program who have completed courses in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations' global health specialization may apply up to 9 credits of coursework toward the certificate. MADIR alumni will have five years following their graduation to apply their previous coursework toward the certificate.
  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
    Current students of the Seton Hall MHA program may be able to apply 3 credits of their coursework toward the certificate, pending approval by School of Health and Medical Sciences.

Career Resources


Students and alumni of the Graduate Certificate in Global Health Management can take advantage of the following career resources:

The Career Center 
This on-campus center offers tools and resources to help you advance in your career. Students and graduates have access to many benefits through The Career Center, including:

  • One-on-one career counseling
  • Individualized career development and management plans
  • Online career assessments
  • Career events, including resume writing workshops and interview clinics
  • Pirate Mentor Program with access to an extensive network of thousands of Seton Hall alumni

Office of Internships and Professional Development and Office of Professional Services
Located within the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, these offices offer a wide range of services that all certificate students can utilize, including:

  • Career development workshops
  • Fellowship opportunities and application processes
  • Employer information sessions
  • Alumni networking receptions
  • Resume and cover letter critique
  • Mock interviews
  • Internship and job-search strategies
  • Unlimited access to jobs, live webinars career advice, and networking

College Central
College Central Network (CCN) is the official resume and job posting service for the School of Diplomacy and International Relations. Local employers post jobs exclusively to our School via the CCN site. Students and alumni can create their account profiles here ».

Health Administration Resources
Our faculty play an integral role in helping students develop their career goals and advance themselves professionally. Our faculty members, which includes seasoned healthcare practitioners and executives, have impressive industry knowledge, experience and connections throughout the field and within the following professional associations:

Vault provides career information on a number of industries. Information includes various career guides, top employer guides, education guides, and industry and profession database and a career advice blog. Within Vault, students can also search jobs and internship opportunities; get resume, cover letter and interview tips; and get reviews and rankings of companies, schools and internship programs.

Glassdoor offers company reviews for 352,000+ companies, all posted anonymously by employees.

Program Faculty

The faculty in our internationally recognized research and teaching programs are committed to guiding students to success. Seton Hall is a Catholic University where great thinkers do more than think.They teach.

View a listing of School of Diplomacy and International Relations faculty »
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Become a Leader in Global Health

As the World Health Organization states: "In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defense against transnational threats." Seton Hall University is meeting the growing need for skilled professionals capable of addressing the world's global health challenges and opportunities by offering the Graduate Certificate in Global Health Management.

Contact Us

  • Patrick McDermott, M.A.
  • Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment and Student Affairs
  • School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • [email protected]
  • (973) 275-2062

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