Based on the 2008 inaugural meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), this article, which is co-authored by CHAS Fellow¬†Brian Callender, discusses the need for standardized competencies in the rapidly expanding field of global health programs. It identifies a common definition for “global health” and ultimately proposes structure to two levels of competency: a Global Citizen Level and a Basic Operational Program-Oriented Level. Each proposed level contains 13 and 39 competencies respectively.