Online Master's in Global Health

Program description: 

The Master’s in Global Health is offered by Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) in partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Global Health and was launched in September 2014. The Center draws from the University’s renowned medical specialists and researchers to address global health issues through innovative teaching, pioneering research and advanced clinical care. Because the degree can be completed part time and entirely online, students anywhere in the world can access a program of this caliber while maintaining their personal and professional commitments. The program is designed to be of maximum professional value to students. It is intended to educate students for jobs in the field, providing an appropriate balance of theory and application to enable practical and meaningful professional engagement. The program was built to target clinicians, researchers, epidemiologists, nonprofit administrators, policy analysts, social entrepreneurs and all others interested in improving health outcomes and systems worldwide. Our coursework is interdisciplinary and covers: Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Research Methods, Foundations of GH, GH Systems, Sustainability of GH Initiatives, Globalization and Public Policy, Bioethics and a final Practicum. Elective coursework in Nutrition, Access to Medicines and Technology are also available. Students are required to complete 12 courses to earn the degree.

Program discipline(s): 
Global health
Public health
Public policy