Graduate Certificate in Rural and Global Public Health

OverviewR&GH

The Graduate Certificate in Rural and Global Public Health prepares students, professionals, and clinicians to work in challenging and inter-professional environments. As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, this certificate can serve as a valuable qualification and set you apart from other applicants. Students will be equipped to react competently to health challenges that go beyond geographic and cultural boundaries, as well as identify and analyze factors that impact health disparities. Awarded through the College of Public Health, the certificate is open to any student that holds a baccalaureate degree, graduate and professional students, and faculty and staff at UAMS.

Available Courses:

  • Rural and Global Public Health Practice
  • History and Theory of Public Health
  • Health Numeracy
  • Rural and Global Health Program Evaluation and Impact Assessment
  • Public Health Law and Ethics (Selective)

Recommended Course Schedule for Rural and Global Health Certificate

Full-Time Enrollment Guide

Fall Year 1

COPH 5140: History and Theory of Public Health (3)
COPH 5148: Health Numeracy (3)
Selective (3)

Spring Year 1

COPH 5146: Rural and Global Public Health Practice (3)
COPH 5421: Rural and Global Health Program Evaluation and Impact Assessment (3)
Selective (3)

Selective Options

HPMT 5203: Public Health Law and Ethics (3)
COPH 5346: Social Determinants of Health (3)
ENVH 5221: Regulations in Environmental Health (3)
ENVH 5404: Environmental Biological Hazards (3)

NOTE: Section 100 (or above) must be selected for all courses.

RGPH Specialty Courses to be Offered Every Fall:

COPH 5140: History and Theory of Public Health
COPH 5146: Rural and Global Public Health Practice
COPH 5148: Health Numeracy

RGPH Specialty Courses Planned to be Offered Every Spring:

COPH 5140: History and Theory of Public Health
COPH 5146: Rural and Global Public Health Practice
COPH 5421: Rural and Global Health Program Evaluation and Impact Assessment


For UAMS Students, please register for courses through GUS portal.

How to Apply For Non-UAMS Students

For more information email: ndzaller@uams.edu