Global Health | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Global Health

Although TTUHSC is not currently mandating facial coverings, the SON Office of Admissions highly recommends you wear a facial covering when you visit our department, or any of our campuses or educational sites. Facial coverings have been an effective part of the COVID-19 management strategy. This safety precaution supports our efforts to continue operations without disruptions and provide as traditional of an educational experience as possible. 

All applicants and incoming students need to be aware that while the School of Nursing does not require COVID-19 vaccination, our clinical partners are requiring that all students are fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to clinical placement and proof of vaccination must be provided, in advance.  The successful completion of the clinical component of your program is essential for graduation.  As a result, students will not be able to complete program requirements for graduation without completing the clinical requirement.

Program Overview

The Interprofessional Certificate in Global Health is designed for students and graduates of any discipline wishing to learn about health care in multiple settings around the world. This certificate introduces students to fundamental concepts of global health including social, political, and economic determinants of health. The students have the opportunity to explore disease management and learn how to empower people within their communities to manage their health.

Emphasis on a team approach, the use of technology, and employment of evidence based strategies serve to engage the student in the challenges of health care in a global arena.

The capstone project based on each student’s unique area of interest, will make this certificate appropriate for any student including Global Health, Public Health, Nursing, Health Administration, Allied Health, Medicine or others. This online Interprofessional Certificate in Global Health is completed in 12 semester credit hours. A field experience in the principle area of interest is expected in the final semester as part of the program requirements.

Disclaimer: Due to changing regulations, the TTUHSC SON Graduate Programs cannot guarantee at the time of submission of an application that we can accept students from a particular state. At this time, we are unable to accept students living in the following states – Arizona, California, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, and Washington.

Admission Requirements

All applicants will be reviewed in an individual and holistic manner. No single factor will determine a student's admission. The Program Chair and appropriate committee carefully evaluate all qualified applicants with regard to the applicants' potential for successful completion of the program.



Admission Term Application Open Application Deadline
Fall September 1 August 1

How to Apply

It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that their application is complete. Please contact the Office of Admissions at for an application. You will be required to complete an application, oath of residency form, personal statement and submit all transcripts (with the exception of transcripts from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center).

All application fees and placement fees/enrollment deposits are non-refundable.  Please be sure you are applying for the correct term/program before submitting your application.

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