Online Master of Science in Global Health

Learn to solve community and global health issues and make a lasting impact on the world with Arizona State University’s Master of Science in global health. This program positions you to succeed in the industry by providing you with the cross-cultural knowledge and skills needed to work with people from different backgrounds. With coursework covering not only the physical aspects of disease, but also the social, cultural and evolutionary contexts, you’ll enter the workforce with a strong understanding of the complexities that shape human health and health behavior.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/22/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 10

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 30

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What you’ll learn in this global health master’s program

Global health issues indicate how health care issues can transcend international borders and impact populations worldwide. Throughout this program, you’ll 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.

Interested in pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) online? Explore the Accelerated Master of Public Health program through Claremont Graduate University in collaboration with ASU.

What can you do with a master’s in global health?

 

Global health professionals have the opportunity to improve the health of communities worldwide. A master’s in global health equips you with the necessary skills to create effective, sustainable and culturally-appropriate approaches to prevent, assess and mitigate disease, as well as to critically assess the work of others in their professional environments. Upon graduation, you may pursue work as a policy analyst, global health consultant, global health educator and much more.

Who’s a good candidate for this program?

 

An ideal candidate for this program is someone who is interested in learning new frameworks and skills to address why health inequities persist globally and how these challenges can be addressed. While there are many ways to improve global health, such as by preventing and combating disease, reducing inequities and increasing access to affordable health care, graduates of this program aim to come together to utilize these solutions to make a difference.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Global health courses

Throughout your courses in this global health master’s program,  you’ll learn how to address disease, health and well-being across various 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 take an internship placement strategically aligned with your goals for skill development and career progression.


Core

Evolutionary Medicine and Global Health


Core

Global Health Policy


Elective

Food System Sustainability


Elective

Gender Violence/Sex-Trafficking


Elective

International Development and Sustainability


Elective

Migration, Asylum, Refugees


Elective

Program Evaluation and Information Management


Culminating experience

Internship


The jobs this global health master’s prepares you for

The health field provides a variety 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. Upon graduating from this program, you’ll be prepared 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. Specific career examples include, but aren’t limited to:

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.

How to apply

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.

$170


million in research expenditures in 2022.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

100+


undergraduate degrees.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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