The Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Global Health (GISGH) provides graduate and professional students access to interdisciplinary study in global health issues. Students gain specific expertise in the unique challenges of healthcare in the developing world and among immigrant populations both domestically and abroad.
Students must be enrolled in a College of Nursing graduate program at The Ohio State University. Students must take at least four courses totaling a minimum of 10 credit hours. At least nine credit hours must come from outside the student's home college/program. Credit hours can include work already required at part of the student's degree program.
Required Nursing Courses:
PUBHLTH 6000 - Introduction to Global Health (2 units)
NURSING 5430 - Interdisciplinary Healthcare in the Global Community (2 units)
Prerequisites: N3430 or N6430: Cultural Competence in Healthcare: US and Global Contexts or permission of instructor
Field Experience (Required):
Field experience does not count towards the 10 hour credit requirement.
Field experience can be completed through any OIA approved study abroad program.
The College of Nursing provides opportunities in Ethiopia, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
Complete the online application form and have it signed by your faculty advisor.
Obtain a letter of support from your faculty advisor.
Once you've completed those steps, please note:
Advisor approval is required and applicants should work closely with their advisor to select courses that best fit their focus and career goals.
Course plans should be completed prior to your application to ensure courses do not conflict with your clinical schedule.
Students will receive formal recognition of such study on their transcripts upon completion.
For more information, please visit the Health Sciences Center for Global Health website or reach out to us directly:
College of Nursing Jennifer Kue, PhD
374 Newton Hall
1585 Neil Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Health Sciences Center for Global Health Pamela Potter
Prior Hall (Health Sciences Library)
376 W. 10th Ave., Suite 165
Columbus, Ohio 43210