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Global Health Management
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


The graduate certificate in global health management at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to help healthcare professionals formulate global health services policies, improve quality of care and service delivery within different national health systems, plan health programs within diverse cultures, and manage global health programs. The curriculum covers international health organizations, health systems and policies in low and middle-income countries, and management and financial skills.

Program Highlights
  • Navigate international health organizations and their roles in promoting global health policies and organizing healthcare services
  • Implement and evaluate global health programs to maximize contributions to effective policy, enhanced practice, and improved and sustainable health outcomes
  • Work effectively within diverse cultural settings and across national and international political landscapes
  • Use a systems approach to health services management, including strategic planning, budgets, and resource allocation
Required Courses

Total Credits Required: 12

Career Preparation

This certificate is designed to help prepare you to work in an expanding global health marketplace that encompasses pharmaceuticals, primary and inpatient care, and consulting in many industries.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

It is helpful if you possess education or work experience in healthcare, health administration, human services, or social sciences before applying to this program, but it is not required.

Total Program Credits
12
Transfer Credits
None
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements
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Social Science
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


In UMGC's bachelor's degree program in social science, you'll gain a breadth of knowledge through interdisciplinary study that encompasses perspectives from the fields of anthropology, behavioral sciences, gerontology, psychology, and sociology. You'll also have the opportunity to drill down and focus closely on one of these fields.

This program is also available as a minor.

Your social science coursework will help you learn to address social issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, communicate with a diverse audience, develop strong critical thinking skills, articulate the range of research methods used in the social sciences, and recognize good evidence. In addition, you'll learn to identify the implications of social science on various issues to develop policies and programs that enhance human welfare.

Program Highlights
  • Integrate theoretical perspectives and research findings in the social sciences by using quantitative and qualitative data and applying social science research methods
  • Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Explain how micro- and macro-level factors are linked in the social lives of individuals, communities, and societies
  • Analyze complex social problems and work toward realistic solutions using awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity, social factors, and global multicultural perspectives
  • Recognize the ethical principles and standards for professional conduct that guide the work of social scientists
  • Apply critical and creative thinking, information literacy, technology, and interdisciplinary perspectives to solve practical problems in the social sciences
Required Courses

Two introductory (100-level) social science courses (6)—Chosen from the following:


  • (3 Credits, ANTH 102)

  • (3 Credits, GERO 100)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 100)

  • (3 Credits, SOCY 100)

Required Courses:


  • (3 Credits, BEHS 210)

  • (3 Credits, BEHS 220)

  • (3 Credits, BEHS 300)

  • (3 Credits, BEHS 495)

Upper-level ANTH, BEHS, GERO, PSYC, and SOCY courses (12 credits) - Focused study in anthropology, gerontology, psychology, or sociology recommended, as follows:

Anthropology


  • (3 Credits, ANTH 345)

  • (3 Credits, ANTH 346)

  • (3 Credits, ANTH 350)

  • (3 Credits, ANTH 351)

Gerontology


  • (3 Credits, GERO 302)

  • (3 Credits, GERO 311)

  • (3 Credits, GERO 427)

  • (3 Credits, GERO 320)

Psychology


  • (3 Credits, PSYC 321)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 338)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 351)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 354)

Sociology


  • (3 Credits, SOCY 313)

  • (3 Credits, SOCY 325)

  • (3 Credits, SOCY 423)

  • (3 Credits, SOCY 350)

Electives

The bachelor's degree in social science requires 49 credits of minor and/or elective coursework.

Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $248 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $250 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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History
Bachelor of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


Like other liberal arts majors, a major in history offers a solid base of critical thinking on which to build a career or further graduate study.

One of the very first schools to offer a degree program in history online, UMGC brings you nearly two decades of experience in teaching history in an online environment. Plus, if you're based in the Washington, D.C., area, you'll have myriad opportunities to find internships and part-time and full-time jobs in the field via public institutions and federal positions. Our alumni have gone on to work at such agencies as the National Archives and the National Park Service.

This program is also available as a minor.

Program Highlights
  • Research, interpret, and present historical knowledge
  • Write and speak clearly and appropriately about historical information for diverse audiences
  • Engage in history as a moral and ethical practice, recognizing a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives
  • Apply historical precedents to contemporary life and develop self-reflection
  • Achieve a deep understanding of the different peoples, events, and cultures that have shaped human civilization
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, HIST 115)
    or
    (3 Credits, HIST 141)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 116)
    or
    (3 Credits, HIST 142)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 156)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 157)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 289)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 309)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 495)

Upper-level HIST courses (12 credits)

Focused study in U.S. or world history recommended, as follows:

U.S. History


  • (3 Credits, HIST 316L)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 365)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 377)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 461)

World History


  • (3 Credits, HIST 326)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 337)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 392)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 480)

Electives

The bachelor's degree in history requires 46 credits of minor and/or elective coursework.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for a future in politics, law, journalism, or education. It is appropriate for you if you have an interest in teaching history or social studies; working in public history archives, historic sites, museums, and galleries; or pursuing graduate-level study in history or law and public policy.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $248 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $250 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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