Population Health

March 25, 2020

Application period to open for Graduate Certificate in International Humanitarian Response

UW student handing a solar panel to a faculty member on the roof of a damaged homeThe Population Health Initiative will begin accepting applications for the 2020-21 cohort of students for the Graduate Certificate in International Humanitarian Response on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Applications can be submitted until 11:59 p.m. (Pacific) on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

The certificate is intended to provide University of Washington graduate and professional students from a variety of disciplines with an integrated body of study to better support prevention, mitigation, response and recovery from crises to assist those affected by disasters to recover their “normal” way of life.

The 15-credit curriculum for the certificate offers admitted students a solid grounding in the fundamental skillsets needed by any international humanitarian worker, regardless of their specific role. In particular, the core curriculum was chosen to ensure the certificate integrates the work of the immediate and mid-term humanitarian response to a disaster with longer-term development activities in a disaster-prone region.

The certificate is offered as an interdisciplinary program through the University of Washington Graduate School.

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