Master of Science in Global Health Program Overview


Master of Science in Global Health students are equipped with the necessary skills for positions in global health organizations. 

They are passionate about enhancing the health status of the world’s underserved populations.

Global Health program 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.

Global Health Program Offerings

  • An innovative and multidisciplinary curriculum with emphases on research, didactic coursework, and experiential learning.
  • 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.
  • A three-month field placement abroad with a premier health research or policy center in a low- or middle-income country.

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