The University of Iowa's Global Health Studies Program is a model of interdisciplinary education that engages students and faculty in real world health problems, and challenges them to embark on global health careers which place a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Graduate students from a wide-range of disciplines complete our certificate, and our graduates find opportunities in a range of global health job sectors such as: 

  • In-country field consultants
  • Disaster relief organizations
  • Immigrant/refugee health organizations
  • Research and academic institutions
  • International agencies
  • Other non-governmental agencies (NGOs)
  • Lending agencies that do work in developing countries
  • Multi-lateral agencies (such as WHO)
  • Governmental agencies (USAID, CDC, in-country ministries of health, etc.)


Career Resources for UI Graduate Students

The Graduate College offers robust professional development services, including career guidance, national grants and fellowships support, and Iowa's Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). For more information on graduate student professional development services, visit the Professional Development page in the Graduate College.

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