The Master of International Health Management degree offers you an inside look at some of the most pressing global health challenges of the modern era, along with the knowledge and experience you need to make a meaningful impact on health care practices around the world. .

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What is international health management?

International health management combines global health industry knowledge with financial, business, policy and management skills to lead and develop a health care institution. The Master of International Health Management is a professional degree that provides specialized coursework on a range of key topics in global health management, health care finance and economics, patient safety and more. The online program features four learning tracks that can help you pursue international health careers that match your personal and professional interests, including:

  1. Hospital management.
  2. Health economics.
  3. Health informatics.
  4. Quality improvement in health care.

The Arizona State University online MIHM program is built on international collaboration, global awareness and cultural competence, making it ideal for students interested in leadership and management roles in health organizations in the US and internationally. In this master’s in global health degree, you can obtain the specialized knowledge and experience you need to improve health care systems across the globe thanks to a partnership with University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. As a part of a partnership called the PLuS alliance, faculty members at the UNSW will work with ASU faculty to provide students their industry expertise and networking opportunities across the globe. This makes the health care innovation master’s program ideal for students seeking a career in health care that reaches across the world to impact health in all parts of the globe.

This 30-credit-hour master’s in global health program is designed to be completed in one year and is offered in 7.5-week sessions. To graduate, students must create a professional portfolio that demonstrates their mastery of the core concepts in their chosen learning track.

Building the future of health care

  • In 2016, the College of Health Solutions had 247 Barrett Honors scholars, 146 expert faculty members, 5,813 students and $9 million in research expenditures.
  • Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with the Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, Barrow Neurological Institute, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.


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Learn about global health challenges from the best

The master’s in global health degree program features distinguished faculty members who continue to practice and actively engage with the international health care community. College of Health Solutions faculty engagement and research includes:

  • Leadership within the Mayo Clinic.
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular disease research.
  • Improving patient safety through collaborative partnerships with clinical leaders and staff.
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular disease research.
  • Promoting delivery of evidence-based care through innovative health care payment models.
  • Health monitoring technology research.
  • Big data analysis to improve patient health.
  • Study of human communication through state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques.
  • Research to understand the link between environment and policy on food security and community health

In addition to the expertise from the ASU College of Health Solutions, students will tap into the faculty skills and networks across the globe from University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. UNSW faculty are known for being on the cutting edge of their field. UNSW is home to entrepreneurs, with more graduate start-ups than any other Australian university.

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What does an international health professional do?

After completing a master’s in global health such as the MIHM online, you can pursue a wide range of international health careers in medical facilities, outpatient clinics, nonprofit organizations and more. As the health care market continues to expand, the need for knowledgeable health care workers will create new opportunities for professionals with informatics, leadership, management and finance experience. Some possible career paths include:


How to apply to ASU’s online master’s in international health management

Applicants to ASU’s online Master of International Health Management program must meet the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions. Eligible candidates should possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a related field, such as:

  1. Biology.
  2. Chemistry.
  3. Biochemistry.
  4. Nursing.
  5. Pharmacy.
  6. Public health.
  7. Biomedical informatics.
  8. Social work.
  9. Pre-med.
  10. Nutrition.
  11. Health promotion.

Additionally, students must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor’s degree program or in their applicable master's degree education.

To apply for the Master of International Health Management, a global health master’s program, applicants must submit the following:

  1. Graduate admission application and application fee
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume.
  4. Three letters of reference
  5. Personal statement
  6. Proof of English proficiency

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