About this Specialization

This specialization is intended for people working or aspiring to work in global health programming. You will learn the foundational building blocks of effective program planning, implementation, and evaluation in a variety of settings, including low- and middle-income countries and humanitarian crises.
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
33%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 8 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
33%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 8 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems

4.7
stars
218 ratings
61 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Public Health in Humanitarian Crises 1

4.8
stars
354 ratings
101 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Health for All Through Primary Health Care

4.7
stars
206 ratings
50 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Diagnosing Health Behaviors for Global Health Programs

4.8
stars
65 ratings
11 reviews

Offered by

Johns Hopkins University logo

Johns Hopkins University

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you subscribed, you get a 7-day free trial during which you can cancel at no penalty. After that, we don’t give refunds, but you can cancel your subscription at any time. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • You should be able to complete the specialization in approximately six months, but you are free to work at your own pace.

  • The specialization does not require any background knowledge of the subject.

  • You should take Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems first, but you may take the rest of the courses in any order that you wish.

  • Johns Hopkins University does not offer university credit for completion of this specialization or the individual courses.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.