Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) - International Health
Director, Dr. Adnan Hyder
The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) Program prepares students to manage health systems and implement equitable and cost-effective interventions for improving health services in low- and middle-income countries. Students learn how to organize health systems to improve access, quality and efficiency of health services for disadvantaged populations.
Students are required to do a practicum as part of the degree program. The practicum experience allows students to apply the knowledge gained through academic coursework into solving pressing health problems and challenges in global health. Thus, the program prepares graduates for leadership roles in health policy and planning, health financing and management, monitoring and evaluation. Students are also required to write a capstone paper that provides a meaningful contribution to knowledge of the health of underserved populations.
Strengths of the program
- System approach to health program planning, management and evaluation
- Health system strengthening approaches in low- and middle-income countries
- Application of mixed methods to health system and policy research
- Special focus on issues such as humanitarian assistance, maternal and child health and services, injury prevention and ethics of delivery systems to vulnerable populations