The Department of International Health offers two types of master's degrees.
The MSPH training program is intended for students who wish to pursue a professional career in the field of public health. Some prior health and/or international experience is preferable for admission purposes, but not required. You must choose to apply to one of the four academic program areas:
- Global Disease Epidemiology & Control (GDEC)
- Health Systems
- Human Nutrition
- Social & Behavioral Interventions (SBI)
The Master of Health Science (MHS) in Health Economics in the Department of International Health is a nine-month program that provides students with the skills necessary to use economic tools in the promotion of healthy lifestyles and positive health outcomes. Students will learn how to develop health systems that promote equitable access to care, using applied health cases from around the world.
Students will study issues related to access to health care, cost and quality of medical care, and healthy behavior, and will learn how to perform economic evaluations of health programs in low- and middle-income countries as well as the U.S. and other developed nations.