A World-Class Multidisciplinary Master of Science in Global Health

Next Informational Session: October 10 from 12-1pm EST

Learn more about the Master’s of Science in Global Health from the Program Director, Program Coordinator, and a current student. This information session will also provide helpful info about the funding options and the application process.

The Master of Science in Global Health is based on an interdisciplinary, development-oriented approach to global health. With a strong focus on quantitative, qualitative and applied social sector research in low- to middle-income countries, the Master’s of Science in Global Health is housed within the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and offers new opportunities to individuals pursuing a career in the field of global health and development.

Application Deadlines

January 15

Priority application Deadline for Masters of Science Applications. Waived Application Fee!

June 1

Final Application Deadline for Masters of Science Applications.

Integration of Global Health Sciences and Hands-On Research

We believe that sustainable change begins with a deep understanding of the complex factors influencing global health, and our curriculum (new window) reflects this conviction. You’ll gain rigorous academic training through core courses in global health, along with hands-on learning through a 14-week field research experience. Your study will culminate with a scholarly paper that can serve as your portfolio as you join the global health workforce upon graduation.

You can focus on specific areas of interest:

  • Disease Prevention & Control
  • Health Financing
  • Health & Development in Africa (certificate)
  • Migration & Development (certificate)
  • Urban Health, Demographics & Reproductive Health 
  • Global Health Governance: Politics, Policy & Institutions

Gain Hands-On Experience with Field Research Placement

At Georgetown, we believe that true leadership goes beyond theory. That’s why our program includes a 14-week international fieldwork requirement, providing you with hands-on learning in first rate policy or research institutions in low and middle income countries. Whether you’re conducting research in underserved communities or collaborating with local health organizations, you’ll have the chance to apply your knowledge in meaningful ways and develop essential skills for effecting change.

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Faculty Who Practice What They Teach

Our faculty are leaders in disciplines spanning the global health field and are committed to interdisciplinary research and mentoring. Their deep professional experience and networks span the globe to enrich their instruction and the perspective they bring to the classroom. As a Global Health student, you will benefit from strong student-faculty relationships, learning through mentorship and research as well as classroom engagement.

John Quattrochi

John Quattrochi, Sc.D.

Program Director, Master of Science in Global Health

Prof. Quattrochi’s research interests focus on interventions to improve the well-being of vulnerable populations affected by fragility, conflict, and violence, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He partners with key international development organizations including the World Bank, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Panzi Hospital.

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Margaret Gyapong, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Master of Science in Global Health

Prof. Gyapong’s research interests are in socio-cultural aspects of tropical diseases, implementation research, health systems and maternal and child health. In 2021, she was named the Most Outstanding Female Scientist by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership for her contribution, training and mentorship to reducing poverty-related diseases.

What Makes Georgetown Unique

Our students are driven to create meaningful change, and our location in Washington, DC, helps make that possible. As a student at Georgetown, you become part of the Jesuit tradition of working to make the world a better place. Whether you want to effect change on local or international levels, our DC location provides exceptional opportunities to to network with national and international organizations, NGOs and think tanks.

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Putting Your Knowledge into Practice

Upon completion of our Master of Science in Global Health program, you’ll emerge as a well-rounded professional equipped with the expertise to drive sustainable change and address the complex challenges facing underserved populations. Whether your career path leads you to advocacy, research, policy-making or program management, our program equips you with the tools to make a significant and lasting impact on the world.

Here are examples of where some of our recent graduates are employed:

  • Policy Analyst, USAID
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • Program Officer, Health and Wellness Centers at Jhpiego
  • Data Analyst at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
  • Non-Prescription Drug Label Reviewer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Business Development Officer at MCDI
  • Global Health Research & Policy Analyst at the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Executive Director, EpiMetrics, Inc.
  • Physician Assistant Candidate at The University of Texas
  • Ph.D. candidate in Public Health at The Ohio State University

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