Graduates from the Master of Science in Global Health program will be well equipped with knowledge, skills, and competencies that are widely applicable for positions in global health organizations.

Program alumni can pursue careers as program managers, policy analysts, health administrators, or in various research capacities in bilateral or multilateral development agencies, government agencies, and consulting organizations.

Program Offerings

The master's program offers:

  • An innovative and multidisciplinary curriculum with a research emphasis, didactic coursework and experiential learning.
  • The opportunity for students to identify an area of interest within core courses and track-specific classes to enhance their understanding of global but also of regional public health issues.
  • The competencies and skills required to conduct research in the increasingly complex field of global health.
  • Regular exposure to key national and international public health professionals and organizations based in the Washington, DC area through seminars and special events.
  • An international field experience for students to apply and integrate classroom experience and gain first-hand experience conducting research. 

Neglected tropical disease specialist and former World Bank staff member Bernhard H. Liese, MD, DSc, MPH, chair of the Department of International Health at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, directs this university-wide program, which is housed in the university’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and administered by the department.