The master's degree program is built on the recognition that a multidisciplinary and multi-sector approach to health is essential, as health is influenced by a multitude of factors, including, but not limited to: individual behaviors; family and childhood dynamics, community characteristics, economic status, gender, genetics, country laws and politics, the environment, and the availability, accessibility, and quality of education, health care, nutrition, water, housing, and other basic needs.
Curriculum and Requirements
The 38-credit curriculum includes six core courses, electives, a field experience to apply learned research methods, and a research-based scholarly thesis.
- Global Health Challenges
- Global Health Research: Design and Practice
- Global Health Research: Intro to Epidemiologic Methods
- Health Systems in Developing Countries
- Quantitative methods for global health research will be added to the core curriculum.
The Master of Science in Global Health is administered by the Duke Global Health Institute and involves the participation of many other institutes, departments, and schools. Read more information about the Master of Science in Global Health on theDuke Global Health Institute website.