Online Master of Science in Global Health

Learn to solve community and global health issues – and make a lasting impact on the world – with a master’s in global health degree.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/19/2021


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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What is a master’s in global health?

The master’s in global health online will equip you to study and research ways to improve health and health care equity for everyone, everywhere. You’ll gain an understanding of health care within an international and interdisciplinary context. This program includes topics spanning both medical and non-medical disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, social justice, human rights, sustainability and more.

Is a master’s in global health worth it?

 

Global health issues – including the COVID-19 pandemic – indicate how health care issues can transcend international borders and impact populations worldwide. It’s important to ensure all people, regardless of where they live, have the opportunity to live healthy, happy lives. There are many ways to improve global health, such as by reducing inequities, preventing and combating disease, and increasing access to affordable health care. But finding these solutions requires a collective effort, and this is where graduates with an MS in global health can make a difference.

What can I do with an MS in global health?

 

Global health professionals have the opportunity to improve the health of communities worldwide. As a global health graduate, you may pursue work as a policy analyst, global health consultant, global health educator and much more. A master’s in global health can position you to succeed in the industry by providing you with the cross-cultural knowledge and the skills needed to work with people from different backgrounds.

Global health online courses

You’ll take courses to learn how to address disease, health and well-being across cultures, places and time. You’ll gain the skills needed to identify critical health issues, ask the right questions and create effective solutions. You’ll also have the opportunity to identify an internship placement strategically aligned with your goals for skill development and career progression.


Required

Evolutionary Medicine and Global Health


Required

Global Health Policy


Required

Culminating Experience: Portfolio


Required

Internship


Restricted Elective

Maternal and Child Health


Restricted Elective

Practicum for Social Sciences


Restricted Elective

Reproductive Ecology


Restricted Elective

Medical Anthropology: Culture and Health


What jobs can I get with a master’s in global health?

The health field provides a high volume of career opportunities, both nationally and internationally. Demand continues to grow for researchers and analysts who can manage, evaluate and interpret large amounts of data. The Master of Science in global health prepares graduates for successful careers in research, programming, teaching and policy across a variety of organizations, such as departments of health, government and international agencies, the private sector, universities and more.

Data analyst.

Learning specialist.

Program manager.

Research associate.

Technical advisor.

Learn with health and wellness professionals

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.

Learn with health and wellness professionals

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.

Apply to earn your Master of Science in global health

Applicants to the Master of Science in global health program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Application requirements

Additional admission information

Join a leading school for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140


million in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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