This 15-credit United Nations and Global Public Health certificate program combines courses from the curricula of both MA in United Nations and Global Policy Studies (UNMA), offered by Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, Political Sciences Department, and the MPH concentration in Global Public Health, offered by Rutgers School of Public Health. Through this certificate, students develop a general understanding of the socioeconomic, political, environmental and biological factors that impact global public health, and the role of United Nations plays in reducing and addressing health disparities around the world by influencing national governments and fostering change through its sustainable development goals.

Political Science students more generally and those focusing on the Development, Environment and Public Health area of concentration specifically, benefit from this certificate, as it allows them to enhance their understanding of the domestic and global health systems policies and deepen their knowledge of various factors impacting global public health.

While UNMA students can apply 6 credits (2 courses) from select UNMA courses towards both UNMA degree and this certificate, obtaining the certificate would require taking additional 9 credits (3 courses) at Rutgers School of Public Health. For more information and application process, please, contact Dr. Dilafruz Nazarova at

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