College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University
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George Mason University

Global Health, MS

For general inquiries, please email gch@gmu.edu.

Program Overview

The MS in Global Health prepares students to conduct multidisciplinary research on health issues of global importance. Students complete coursework on these issues as well as in epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methods. The required thesis provides students an opportunity to work closely with a GCH faculty member to systematically investigate a problem or issue with global health implications.

Global Health, MS Competencies

  1. Demonstrate independent research conduct through the completion of a research thesis related to a current issue in global health
  2. Explain roles, functions, funding sources, organizational structure, and involvement in global health of organizations in the global health arena
  3. Communicate epidemiologic evidence related to global health to lay and scientific audiences
  4. Utilize data and literature to recognize global health problems
  5. Explain the social, economic, and environmental factors that are important determinants of diseases of global health importance

Application and Admission

In the application, applicants must identify a GCH faculty member with whom they would like to work.

Admissions Requirements and Application Information

International Application Requirements

Program of Study

The Global Health, MS program is 42 credits. This includes:

  • 6 courses (18 credits) in the global health core
  • 4 courses (12 credits) in the research core
  • 2 electives (6 credits)
  • 1 thesis (6 credits)

Students may take classes on a part-time or full-time basis, but must complete all program requirements within six years of first enrollment. Most students will complete the program in 2 or 3 years.

View the program requirements in the University Catalog for the MS, Global Health.

View the Graduate Academic Advising Resources for course sequencing and other information.

Opportunities

Graduates of the MS in Global Health are prepared to conduct research at national and international organizations, and many go on for advanced degrees.

Meet an alumna of the MS, Global Health Program. 

Expertise