Learn to understand complex issues and how to problem-solve and develop analytical skills to critically view global health issues in order to promote comprehensive, long-term and equitable health development, particularly in low-income nations.
As part of this interdisciplinary track, you will apply knowledge in an appropriate area of global health studies while also developing an individually designed specialization.
The Public Health Graduate Programs Application page contains instructions for each step of the application process and application deadlines.
Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Global Health.
The PhD concentration in Global Health will engage you in rigorous interactive learning and research with critical and innovative thinking and analytical skills. It will prepare you for careers in academic institutions, research agencies, local government, national supra-governmental agencies (such as United Nations and its affiliated agencies), international non-governmental organizations, multilateral organizations, non-profits and for-profit groups, and the private sector.
Through a combination of coursework, practice opportunities and doctoral research, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to critically assess and understand global health issues and their underlying causes, and develop their solutions that are collaborative, innovative, effective, equitable and sustainable in the spirit of community ownership and shared health agency.
Upon satisfactory completion of the PhD degree in Global Health, you will be able to:
The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health
If you have specific questions about the application process, visit the college's Graduate Student Admissions page.
For academic or professional information specific to the Global Health program, please contact the program coordinator Chunhuei Chi, ScD, MPH.
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