Graduate/Professional Certificate in Global Health Online

How to Apply

Application to the Graduate/Professional Certificate in Global Health Online requires the following:

  • Complete the online certificate program application. Please note that the application includes a personal statement (maximum 350 words total) that asks you to address the following:
      • Describe your global health interests, motivation to undertake the certificate, and previous global health experiences (please include relevant field experiences and/or course work).
      • Describe your career goals related to global health.
      • Describe how you plan to use the skills obtained in the certificate program to improve the health of people in underserved populations.
      • Applications will be accepted January 15-April 30 each year for the following fall semester. 
      • Click HERE to be taken to the application portal.
  • Submit your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) as pdf email attachments to
  • Submit transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended. You may request to have copies of their transcripts sent from your primary UW-Madison degree program administrator to the SMPH Office of Global Health ( and do not need to request official transcripts from prior educational institutions.

Students who already hold an Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health from UW-Madison should not apply for the graduate/professional certificate, but are encouraged to contact the SMPH Office of Global Health to discuss other options for staying involved in global health activities.

Updated 1/16/22