2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Health, CAS

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David Larsen, Graduate Program Director
430C White Hall


The CAS in Global Health is a 15-credit hour graduate program providing students advanced knowledge in global health concepts, policy, and practice. The CAS in Global Health can be offered in combination with any graduate degree, or pursued as a stand-alone Certificate. It is particularly useful in providing students in technical or terminal degrees with global health credentials to help them pursue their careers in a global setting. 


Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework. Requirements include an official transcript, personal statement and 2 letters of recommendation (one of which must be an academic references; the other may be a professional reference).

Eligibility requirement: To be awarded a CAS, a student must be matriculated in the certificate program for at least one semester.  Matriculation may not be backdated.

Part-Time Study

Program may be pursued on a part-time basis with department approval.

Financial Support

Students only enrolled in a CAS program are not eligible for department financial aid.  Additional information regarding loan availability for CAS programs can be found at  https://graduateadmissions.syr.edu/funding/   

Transfer Credit

Students may transfer up to 3 credits. Substituted/transferred course work should cover material equivalent to that which is covered in the relevant required course. Substitution/transfer requests will need to be approved by the Public Health graduate program director. 


CAS; 15 credit hours

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Strategize methods to positively influence health within diverse local or global sociocultural and political landscapes.
  2. Analyze the roles, relationships, and resources of entities influencing global health.
  3. Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health.
  4. Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs in global settings.
  5. Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice.

Satisfactory Progress

Certification for an advanced degree at Syracuse University requires a minimum average of 3.0 for work comprising the program for the degree and a 2.8 average for all credits earned.

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