MPH Global Health

The MPH degree in Global Health prepares committed professionals who are both technically competent and cross-culturally skilled in creating and facilitating sustainable health and development programs in diverse settings and populations. Utilizing an experiential, evidence-based model of learning while building on the global health competencies defined in the model developed by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health in 2011, the program enables graduates to contribute to a better quality of life for all people—especially those who are vulnerable, underserved, marginalized, and disadvantaged. The program’s extensive network of global and local faculty and organizational resources affords a broad spectrum of options for students to learn and practice the “art and science” of this exciting discipline.

Program Director - Monita Baba-Djara

Units Cost per Unit LLU Quarterly Fee Average Completion Time
56 $913 $955 2 years
(7 quarters)

The program prepares career professionals who work in the nonprofit, relief, and development sectors. Graduates of the program may qualify for positions in nongovernmental, faith-based, and community- based organizations; county, state, and national health departments; private foundations; and public health enterprises and public health practice organizations.

Graduates also find positions in government and transnational organizations, such as the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and national assistance organizations like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Further academic training is also an option for graduates interested in teaching and research. Those with prior field experience and additional language/s proficiency (for example, French or Spanish) are generally given preference both during student admission and later, when applying for jobs.

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Global Health Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the MPH in Global Health, you will be able to:

  • assessing systems, services, capacity, needs, resources, and the multifactorial determinants of health and disease
  • planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and evaluating comprehensive, integrated health and development programs 
  • building and facilitating multidisciplinary, intersectoral collaborations within and between countries/regions 
  • advocating for justice, equity (including gender equity), human rights, and universal access to health and social services that contribute to individual and community well-being 
  • contributing to basic, applied, operational, and translational research to advance health and development

Global Health Major Courses

GLBH 517

Cultural Issues in Health Care

3

GLBH 564

Fundamentals of Global Health and Development I

2

GLBH 566

Fundamentals of Global Health and Development II

2

GLBJ 568

Fundamentals of Global Health and Development III

2

GLBH 605

Seminar in Global Health

1

STAT 515

Grant and Contract Proposal Writing

3

GLBH 545

Integrated Community Development

OR

GLBH 578

Integrated Health Systems and Services

4

GLBH 565

Interventions in Community Health & Development I

OR

GLBH 575

Administration and Leadership of Health Systems and Services in Low Resource Settings I

3

GLBH 567

Interventions in Community Health & Development II

OR

GLBH 576

Administration and Leadership of Health Systems and Services in Low Resource Settings II

3

GLBH 569

Interventions in Community Health & Development III OR

GLBH 577

Administration and Leadership of Health Systems and Services in Low Resource Settings III 3