This unique 31-credit Masters of Science program uses online and in-person facilitation to help advance your career in the field of Global Health.
The M.S. in Global Health program will prepare students to be trained in best practices of global health education, research, and practice. This curriculum will prepare students to understand the global burden of disease; globalization of health and health care; social and environmental determinants of health; global health ethics; professional practice and various other proficiencies.
Students will specialize in one of three areas of concentration: Implementation and Dissemination Science, Global Health Monitoring and Evaluation or Global Health Innovation. Alternatively, students may elect to pursue a generalized track, with no area of concentration. The generalized the curriculum will consist of the online core and a representative selection of credits from each of the other, existing areas of concentration.
**Pending MHEC Approval
The M.S. in Global Health will train students for careers as future leaders prepared to address real-world issues affecting the human condition. The curriculum, which represents the essential orientation to the field of global health and will enable students and other health workers to contribute to global health services, either through short-term projects or through longer term employment.
Graduates with a M.S. in Global Health may pursue global assignments through their current workplace or go to work for:
- 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)
The M.S. in Global Health is a 31-credit graduate program offered in an asynchronous online environment with elective in-person components. This means that we offer maximum flexibility to meet the needs of working professionals. There are no online meetings or set times when you'll need to log in; just submit your coursework before the posted deadline, and check back in for feedback from your instructors and classmates.
As a student in this program, you will acquire expertise in global health. Your classmates will most likely be practicing professionals with a background in health care policies, systems, practices or clinicians and health administrators interested in increasing their knowledge and skills in the global arena.
Program Completion Timeline
- All concentration courses will be offered at least once each year to enable you to complete the program within 2.5 years.
- Although most students complete the program 2.5 years, you will be allowed up to five years to complete the program.
At the conclusion of their study, students in the M.S. Global Health program will be prepared to:
- Describe the major cause of morbidity and mortality around the world, and how the risk of disease varies with regions.
- Analyze major public health efforts to reduce disparities in global health (such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria).
- Validate the health status of populations using available data (e.g., public health surveillance data, vital statistics, registries, surveys, electronic health records and health plan claims data).
- Describe how travel and trade contribute to the spread of communicable and chronic disease.
- Understand social and environmental determinants of Health describe how cultural context influences perceptions of health and disease.
- Co-create strategies with the community to strengthen community capabilities and contribute to reduction in health disparities and improvement of community health.
- Understand collaboration, partnering, communication, and demonstrate diplomacy and build trust with community partners.
- Understand health equity social sustice, and implement and evaluate strategies to engage marginalized and vulnerable populations in making decisions that affect their health and well-being.
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