2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Health, CAS

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Brooks Gump, Director of Graduate Programs in Public Health
344H White Hall

Core Faculty

Brooks B. Gump, Brittany Kmush, Sandra D. Lane, David Larsen, Katherine McDonald, Lutchmie Narine, Lisa Olson-Gugerty, Arthur Owora

Affiliated Faculty

Indu Gupta, Commissioner of Health, Onondaga County Health Department Sreekumar Nellickappilly, Ph.D.; Fulbright Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India


Judy Emmi, Administrative Assistant
Susan Scholl, Internship Coordinator
Melinda Stoffel, Office Coordinator


The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Global Health is a 19-credit hour graduate program providing students applied skills in global health policy and practice. This program emphasizes the integration of social and behavioral determinants of health combined with practice and evidence-based strategies for developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and policies in global settings. 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. A practicum concluding the program provides students direct field experience.


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

Part-time study is acceptable; however, time to degree completion depends on available course offerings and number of courses enrolled. Time limit to degree completion is 7 years.

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/   

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For more information about our CAS graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit Syracuse University Gainful Employment Disclosure page (https://www.syracuse.edu/about/consumer-information/gainful-employment/) and click the title.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of three credits from a combination of transfer and/or external examinations/extra-institutional and experiential learning will be accepted toward a CAS.


CAS; 19 credit hours

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply theories, concepts and models from social and behavioral disciplines as they relate to global health

2. Use relevant data, information sources, and evidence based approaches to inform practice in global health

3. Plan, implement and evaluate global health programs

4. Collaborate with community members and other stakeholders to promote global health

5. Apply methods and analytic approaches used in epidemiology

Global Health Graduate Electives

One elective course is required. Elective courses are approved courses offered through the University in global health-related fields or appropriate technical fields, such as

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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