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Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences

Division of Public Health Sciences

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Master of Public Health - Global Health Concentration

The Global Health (GH) concentration provides training in analytical and methodological skills to effectively assess population health and disease surveillance, human subject ethics, risk exposure, assessment and communication; and engage and critically evaluate key challenges, policies, and processes as they affect the health of populations in a global context across national and sector boundaries. The concentration offers opportunities to build skills around strategic planning, professional networking, crisis management, and the development of policy initiatives under international frameworks and institutions.

Concentration Competencies 

Upon completion of the MPH degree in the Global Health Concentration, students will be able to:

  1. Understand global health priorities and factors that influence the health of populations around the world.
  2. Analyze key issues in global health; and describe how global health policy, research, and programs are formulated and directed at local, national, and international levels.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate research studies and/or evidence-based programs and interventions to improve the health of individuals, communities, and populations.
  4. Understand the relevant models for health service delivery and develop strategies to assure health program sustainability in different international contexts.
  5. Demonstrate competency in fundamental ethical, moral, and legal principles pertaining to public health practices in diverse cultural settings.
  6. Collaborate with a range of international stakeholders and effectively communicate global health information to diverse audiences.