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Master's in Global Health Economics 

The Master of Health Science (MHS) in Global Health Economics is a 9-month academic program that teaches students how to use economic tools to help solve pressing global health problems. 

With increasing globalization, there is a growing need for health economists who can translate research into policy and directly inform governments and organizations on the best course of action. Through this degree program, students will learn how health economic principles are used to address global issues such as migration, displaced persons, climate change and pandemics. They’ll also learn how health economics can be used to promote healthy lifestyles, positive health outcomes, and equitable access to care.

Using applied health cases from around the world, students will learn how to conduct economic evaluations of health programs and how to evaluate the impact of social problems on the health of a community or population. They will also gain a solid understanding of how to influence behavior through the use of economic incentives.

The MHS in Global Health Economics is offered by the Department of International Health. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research in health economics and design health policies in relation to a variety of global health issues, such as:

  • Vaccines
  • Maternal and neonatal care
  • Humanitarian conflicts and natural disasters
  • Chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension
  • Poverty and access to health care
  • Injury and trauma prevention
  • Pharmaceuticals and access to drugs 
  • Globalization trends and its impacts on global burden of disease and health behavior 

This program is ideal for those who wish to work domestically or internationally on global health issues. Graduates of the degree program have the opportunity to travel and work for major global organizations, and they conduct international work in health economics, both in low- and middle-income countries and developed nations. Read more about possible career options.

Antonio Trujillo, PhD, International Health

For Application or Administrative Questions contact:
Cristina Salazar, International Health