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Online Graduate Certificate in
Policy & Mission in Global Healthcare

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Graduate Certificate in
Policy & Mission in Global Healthcare?


The Graduate Certificate in Policy & Mission in Global Healthcare equips students to evaluate the development of global healthcare policy and assess implications for addressing current and future health issues. Students gain knowledge of disasters around the globe and use that knowledge to critique responses that are available to deal with them.

Through the Graduate Certificate in Policy & Mission in Global Healthcare, students learn how to participate in the mission of God in the world through care for humanity in various cultural settings across the globe. The international faculty are driven by global health needs that require integrated spiritual and healthcare solutions in order to transform lives and communities. Students assess the role of ecomissiology, global health policies, and medical missions to further the mission of God in a specific global area of interest.


Program Features

  • Integrated practicums allow you to gain valuable real-world experience
  • Learn from academic practitioners from around the world
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply to a Missional University Master's degree program

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Credits Required

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to caring for physical health in the mission of God.

Students develop a theological framework with which to engage those who experience pain and hardship. The course addresses the importance of holistic mission through caring for the pastoral, spiritual, medical, and health-related needs of those experiencing illnesses, disabilities, cancer, etc. Assessment items include reading, lectures, case-study projects, discussion forums, and service projects pointed to a global area of interest.

This course defines ecotheology and ecomissiology as applied to global health and medical mission. Students evaluate the impact of climate regimes on health, with a focus on the tropics (10/40 window), including severe weather and climate events and tropical diseases.

Students will be involved in in depth discussions and reviews of what medical missions are, when they are most effective and when are they not.

The course traces the history of Global health from its inception to its current status with specific focus on Policy and also delve deeper into specific health care policy in specific topical areas/regions of interest.

This course examines the environmental impact on community health and safety as well as assesses the influence of biological information on public health laws, policies, and regulations. Focus is placed on determining relationships between chemical, biological, and physical factors and environmental threats that produce negative health outcomes. Topics covered in this course include historical and current approaches for assessing, preventing, and controlling environmental hazards, waste management, air and water quality, occupational health and safety, vector borne diseases and control, food safety and regulation; environmental justice; and other relevant global environmental health concerns.

This course provides the foundational concepts and practical skills for designing and implementing surveillance systems, for using surveillance data for the conduct and evaluation of public health programs and research. Topics covered in this course include historical development of surveillance; planning a surveillance system, sources of health related information, collecting surveillance data, analyzing and interpreting surveillance data, and the use of surveillance data for public health action. Students design a proto-type surveillance system for a specific global area of interest.

When Can I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates each year to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.






A Career in Joining the Mission of God

Is this Your Mission?

Healthcare Missionary, Community Health Ministry Leader, Community Health Worker, Community Outreach Coordinator, Healthcare Educator, Healthcare Policy Advocate, Healthcare Project Manager, Healthcare Policy Associate



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How Much Will it Cost?

We offer tuition based upon country of residence.  According to the Human Development Index, all countries around the world fall into one of four categories:
  • (Tier 1) - Very High Human Development
  • (Tier 2) High Human Development
  • (Tier 3) Medium Human Development
  • (Tier 4) Low Human Development
Our tiered global tuition makes higher education affordable for everyone world wide.


100% Tuition


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80% Tuition


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40% Tuition


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3 credit course

Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be further reduced by participating in the Sponsorship Program.