This degree incorporates epidemiology and biostatistics, region-based nutrition, cross-cultural perspectives on health issues, global health systems and organizations, and international health research. The research capstone experience allows students to explore current dilemmas, demands, and health services with a global focus and perspective.
Graduates of this program will have the knowledge base and skills to work and conduct research within the global health environment. Through coursework, students will be prepared to work in the diverse cultural and multidisciplinary environments inherent in global health. Students will learn about the fundamentals of global public health, including epidemiology, environmental health, global health policies, and sociocultural influences on health and behavior. Students will also be trained in how to collaborate among nonprofit, governmental, and business sectors. Graduates will be prepared to work in international health organizations such as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), governmental organizations, and multilateral organizations, or may choose to pursue a research pathway and continue toward a terminal degree.
Admission to the program is competitive, and a variety of criteria are evaluated in the admission process, including:
- GRE scores
- undergraduate academic performance
- recent post-baccalaureate coursework
- work experience
- professional goals
Previous undergraduate coursework in statistics, anthropology, sociology, and natural sciences is helpful. Applicants must meet the admission standards and application requirements specified in the Admissions section of the catalog and apply using the online Schools of Public Health Application System (SOPHAS). Applications are considered for the fall semester only. For application deadlines and detailed application requirements, please refer to the CHHS Admissions website.
Transfer of Credit
Transfer credit is governed by the AP.6.5.3 Graduate Transfer of Credit policy and the AP.6.9 Requirements for Master's Degrees policy, and transfer credit must be approved by the program director and the dean. Students who enroll initially through non-degree studies should seek academic advising through the department prior to taking a course and plan to submit their application to the MS program in their first semester of study.
Total credits: 42
A graduate course in which a grade of C or below is earned may be repeated only once. Graduate students may repeat no more than two courses. Students must achieve a 3.00 GPA to graduate from the master’s program.
Global Health Core
|GCH 543||Global Health||3|
|GCH 626||Migrant Health||3|
|GCH 640||Global Infectious Diseases||3|
|GCH 645||U.S. and Global Public Health Systems||3|
|GCH 650||Global Non-Communicable Diseases||3|
|GCH 601||Introduction to Biostatistics||3|
|GCH 651||Behavioral Research Methods||3|
|GCH 712||Introduction to Epidemiology||3|
|GCH 804||Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis for Health Care Research I||3|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis for Health Care Research II|
|Geospatial Science Fundamentals|
|GCH 794||Global Health Research Capstone||3|
|In consultation with advisor, select 9 credits from the following list:||9|
|HIV/AIDS: Concepts, Principles, and Interventions|
|Health Promotion Methods|
|Health Behavior Theory|
|Global Health Security Policy|
|Intercultural Health and Risk Communication|
|Human Dimensions of Climate Change|
|Comparative International Health Systems|
|Food and Culture|
|Emergency Planning and Preparedness|
|The NGO: Policy and Management|
|Public Policy in Global Health and Medical Practice|
|Global Threats and Medical Policies|
Or advisor-approved elective course