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Careers in Community-Based Primary Health Care Programs in Global Health  - NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR AY21-22


In recent years the demand for public health professionals with international health knowledge and expertise has increased. The Master of Applied Science in Community-Based Primary Health Care Programs in Global Health offers students a pathway to academic, clinical, government, non-profit and policy career opportunities throughout the world.

With this degree, students are expertly prepared to lead and manage health care initiatives in a range of world-wide public health-focused organizations, including:

  • Development agencies, such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Entities operating in low- and middle-income countries, such as government organizations, hospital and healthcare facilities, military branches, NGOs, and primary and secondary care clinics
  • Global health agencies, such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO)



Because the program is relevant for those supporting underserved populations, the Master of Applied Science in Community-Based Primary Health Care Programs in Global Health may also be applicable for domestic students in the United States or other industrialized societies who are involved in community organizing for health.

The types of domestic professionals that may benefit from this degree program include those who are:

  • Designing, managing or delivering literacy or other social programs to underserved populations
  • Planning and coordinating health services for inner city populations
  • Designing community health support for Appalachia residents or U.S. Native Americans
  • Establishing or leading NGOs that provide health services for international populations such as migrants and refugees


Click one of the links below to hear recent MAS program graduates discuss their experiences in the programs and the impact it has already had on their professional lives.

2018 MAS in Spatial Analysis graduates; Patrick Chen and Ming Lee

2019 MAS in Patient Safety graduate; Amanda Cullison



Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.

* Total tuition using rates for the 2020-2021 academic year, inclusive of the OPAL Scholarship.