Graduate and professional students at Yale may pursue the Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Development Studies as part of their degree program. Within the framework of the Certificate, each student develops a unique set of courses on the relevant economic, social, political and cultural dimensions of development. Students may tailor their courses around a particular region of the world or they may focus on a particular set of issues as they relate to development, such as health, the environment, democratization, economic policy, or human rights. Students are able to take advantage of the wide range of resources on development issues across the university. We expect that students pursuing the certificate will engage with the community of people working on development issues here at Yale.
Jackson Institute M.A. students are not eligible for this certificate.
Faculty Advisor: Mushfiq Mobarak
Graduate and professional students at Yale may pursue the Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Global Health as part of their degree program. This Certificate allows students to develop expertise and demonstrate competence in Global Health and provides recognition that a student has completed interdisciplinary study and integrative research to address fundamental and applied economic, political, social, cultural, and scientific issues relevant to Global Health.
Students are expected, in consultation with the Global Health Faculty Advisor, to develop a coherent plan of courses and research that focuses on a specific significant Global Health issue that requires an interdisciplinary perspective (e.g, health and human rights, the worldwide obesity epidemic, economic development and tropical diseases). Often this focal issue will be studied in the context of a particular region of the world (e.g., East Asia, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa) or comparatively across countries or regions. We expect that students pursuing the Certificate will engage with the community of scholars and practitioners working on Global Health at Yale and around the world, demonstrating the ability and cultural sensitivity to work with them in languages beyond English. Overseas field experience in Global Health is also highly desirable.
Award of the Certificate, beyond fulfilling the relevant requirements, is contingent upon the successful completion of the candidate's Yale University degree program. Certificate candidates are encouraged to declare their intention to pursue the Certificate early in their degree program, and must submit an application no later than their penultimate term of enrollment. The Global Health Faculty Advisor may set a limit on the number of applicants accepted for this program in any given year.
M.P.H. students enrolled in the Global Health Concentration at Yale School of Public Health are not eligible for this certificate.
Faculty Advisor: Stephen Latham