Public Health from Global Perspectives

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Program Description

The Public Health from Global Perspectives micro-credential will build on foundational public health knowledge and provide opportunities for more in-depth study of major global health issues, including social determinants of health, environmental health, non-communicable diseases, infectious disease, pandemics, and more. The micro-credential will also provide students with opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction with global health experts and the opportunity to gain training outside the classroom in active-learning, community-based academic activities.

Program Contact

Jennifer Foster
401 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-6774


  • Graduate

Who is Eligible

  • Current UB Students Only

Credit or Non-Credit

  • Non-Credit

Instruction Method

  • In Person (no courses offered online)

Average Time to Completion

  • Two Semesters

Skills Obtained*

  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Teamwork

Special Requirements

  • UB graduate students who have earned a four-year degree from an accredited college or who have graduate-student status in a combined undergraduate/graduate degree program may earn the micro-credential badge.
  • All students wishing to earn this micro-credential must have a 3.0 GPA.
  • UB graduate students in schools other than Public Health and Health Professions must have completed a UB graduate-level course on the topic of global health, medicine or development.