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.


As our student you will

  • Share your knowledge of and passion for global health.
  • Learn a comprehensive, multidisciplinary body of knowledge and skills for analyzing global health issues.
  • Design and develop your expertise through individually tailored concentrations.
  • Explore the world with critical inquiry through classes, projects, and an overseas field experience.
  • Promote equitable and sustainable health development through research and intervention programs.


Global Health Faculty


Affiliated faculty


Courtesy faculty


Adjunct faculty


    How To Apply

    The Public Health Graduate Programs Application page contains instructions for each step of the application process and application deadlines.


    Program Handbooks and Competencies



    • The H510 MPH internship is a 200-hour professional internship where knowledge from coursework is applied in a real-world setting.


    Master of Public Health

    Master of Public Health (MPH) with an option in Global Health.


    India Hybrid MPH Degree Program in Global Health for International Students

    The OSU – India MPH in Global Health for international students will prepare you for public health leadership in global health. This unique program combines your classroom education in public health with invaluable real-world experience. You will take online courses in Year 1 and receive a Certificate in Public Health. You will complete an internship in India, and in-person courses on the Oregon State campus in Corvallis, Oregon in Year 2 to complete your MPH degree.


    Ph.D. Concentration in Global Health

    Our Ph.D. in Public Health with a 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:

    • Demonstrate understanding of and ability to apply critical theories and conceptual models in the field of global health.
    • Conceptualize global health challenges in terms of their multidisciplinary nature and ethical and ideological underpinnings to include cultural, social, economic, environmental, behavioral and political systems.
    • Design and conduct research to examine the effectiveness of interventions and systems in global health and translate findings into global health practice.
    • Demonstrate the skills necessary to contribute to the establishment and maintenance of a community of scholars and stakeholders who are collegial and respectful and who uphold standards of professional integrity in interactions with each other and the community at large.



    The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health


    Further Information

    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 director Jonathan Garcia, Ph.D.


    Resources Outside the College


      Working for women worldwide

      Meghan Fitzgerald

      Across international boundaries and vastly different cultures, women face the threat of sexual violence and issues of gender equality and empowerment. PhD student and MPH alumna Meghan Fitzgerald has seen it firsthand. More importantly, she is doing something about it. See how.