M.S. in Global Health students are equipped with necessary skills for positions in global health organizations.  They are passionate about enhancing the health status of the world’s underserved populations.

Alumni pursue careers as program managers, policy analysts, researchers, health administrators, or continue onto clinical study or practice. They serve in NGOs, bilateral or multilateral development agencies, government agencies, and consulting organizations.

Program Offerings

  • An innovative and multidisciplinary curriculum with emphases on research, didactic coursework, and experiential learning.
  • A three-month field placement abroad with a premier health research or policy center in a low- or middle-income country.
  • The opportunity to engage with professors who have practiced global health and development worldwide.
  • A small cohort (approximately 25 students).
  • Regular exposure to international health and development professionals and organizations in Washington, DC.
  • Core public health courses like epidemiology, biostatistics, qualitative research methods, health economics, and health systems.
  • Concentrations, like disease prevention & control, health finance, urban health, reproductive health, global health policy, etc.

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

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