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Opportunities within the field of global health are expanding as the world becomes more interconnected. Recognizing that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political, and health care inequalities, Duke has designed strong programs in global health education across the university. The Master of Science in Global Health emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration, a research experience, and mentorship from expert faculty. We prepare our graduates to make an impact in the reduction of health disparities.
In this program you will develop an understanding of the most important global health concepts and challenges. You will gain a solid foundation in global health research methods, with a focus on ethics and working in cross-cultural settings. And you will learn to understand, evaluate and compare health systems from around the world.
The 38-credit curriculum, requiring at least three full-time terms of study, imparts the following:
- An understanding of key global health concepts and challenges
- A solid foundation in core methodologies used in global health research
- Ethics training and considerations applicable across cultures
- Core concepts to help students evaluate and understand health systems
- GLHLTH 701 Global Health Challenges
- GLHLTH 702 Global Health Research: Design and Practice
- GLHLTH 705 Global Health Research: Quantitative Methods I
- GLHLTH 707 Global Health Research: Quantitative Methods II
- GLHLTH 740 Ethics for Global Health Research
- GLHLTH 750 Health Systems in Developing Countries
The core courses are taught by faculty from multiple departments and schools at Duke, while elective courses allow students space in their curriculum to focus on a specific area, such as environmental health or health policy. Elective offerings include courses taught across the schools at Duke University, giving students the opportunity to build an individualized skill set and knowledge base best suited to their career goals.