Department of Global Health and Population

Degree Planners

Below is the current list of available degree programs. You may click on any of the program titles below and view the sample degree planner.

Global Health & Population Degree Programs (GHP)

Masters

Global Health & Population Program (sample course schedule)

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This 80-credit Master of Science program prepares students for a range of careers in population and international health, or the program can serve as a foundation for further academic training. Graduates have found careers with foundations, international health and development agencies, private companies, and nonprofit and non-governmental organizations in the U.S. and worldwide. Other graduates enter the doctoral programs to pursue careers in academia and research.

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Many entering students already hold advanced degrees in medicine or a social science discipline. It is preferred that applicants have a quantitative background and relevant prior work experience in international health.

 

Doctorate

Economics (sample course schedule)

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This Doctor of Science area of interest is designed to give students rigorous training in economic theory and recent empirical economic research on population and international health issues. This program will allow students to undetake their own research using economic models of behavior.

Applicants have outstanding academic records, substantial relevant experience in the international public health arena, and professional interests relevant to the department. Though not required for this program, a master's degree is strongly recommended. Applicants to the Doctor of Public Health program must have an MPH and hold a prior doctoral degree.

 

Health Systems (sample course schedule)

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This Doctor of Science area of interest trains students to apply a multidisciplinary approach to advanced research on health care systems. The focus of this area is to develop new knowledge to improve design, implementation, and evaluation of strategies to improve health and equity in middle and lower income countries through better health system performance.

Applicants have outstanding academic records, substantial relevant experience in the international public health arena, and professional interests relevant to the department. Though not required for this program, a master's degree is strongly recommended. Applicants to the Doctor of Public Health program must hold an MPH and a prior doctoral degree.

 

Population & Reproductive Health (sample course schedule)

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This Doctor of Science area of interest prepares students for independent research on population health issues worldwide. A key element of the training is grounding in methods for the measurement of fertility, mortality, and morbidity levels and their biological, environmental, and behavioral determinants, including health risk factors. 

Applicants have outstanding academic records, substantial relevant experience in the international public health arena, and professional interests relevant to the department. Though not required for this program, a master's degree is strongly recommended. Applicants to the Doctor of Public Health program must hold an MPH and a prior doctoral degree.