Global Health

Major: Global Health
Degree Awarded: Master of Public Health (MPH)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 56.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.2210
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 21-1091

About the Program

MPH Global Health students will learn how to analyze the influences affecting the health and well-being of diverse populations across different cultures and contexts. Students will develop skills in program planning, research, and communication, learning how to assess, monitor and evaluate global health programs, policies and outcomes and design evidence-based programs paying attention to ethics, social justice and human rights. They will work with our faculty and visiting global health scholars and partner with governmental and non-governmental organizations on an integrative learning and practical experience.

Competencies:

  • Analyze the roles, relationships, and resources of the entities influencing global health
  • Apply ethical approaches in global health research and practice
  • Apply monitoring and evaluation techniques to global health programs, policies, and outcomes
  • Propose sustainable and evidence-based multi-sectoral interventions, considering the social determinants of health specific to the local area
  • Design sustainable workforce development strategies for resource-limited settings
  • Display critical self-reflection, cultural humility, and ongoing learning in global health

Admission Requirements

All application materials must be sent to the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) for your application to be considered complete and eligible for admissions review.

Graduate Admission Application

Applicants should apply using SOPHAS. Applicants will designate a choice of major, but will have the opportunity to change prior to entering the major during the spring term of the first year.

For more information and to apply online, visit sophas.org. No supplemental application is required (SOPHAS GRE school code 7890).

Transcripts

Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Official transcripts can be sent to:

SOPHAS
PO Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471

International Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)

World Education Service evaluation of all foreign transcripts (international applications only).

Standardized Test Scores

Official results from the GRE taken within the last five years (code to submit to SOPHAS is 7890) are required. Drexel will also consider any one of the following exams taken within the last five years in lieu of the GRE:

  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  • Dental Admissions Test (DAT)

IELTS or TOEFL results are required for non-native English speakers (taken within the last two years).

Essay

Essay discussing how you became interested in public health, your career goals if known at this time and why you are interested in Drexel University. Typical length is 600–800 words.

Resume

A résumé or CV is required, and should be uploaded as part of your admission application through the SOPHAS website.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required, preferably from faculty.

Additional Information

Prior to enrolling in the program, applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Drexel University encourages students of all majors to apply to the MPH program; however, a course in statistics is highly recommended. Applicants will select a major on the SOPHAS application, although students will have the opportunity to change this selection prior to the spring term of their first year should their interests change.

Competitive applicants typically have a GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with GREs of at least the 50th percentile in each section. Letters of recommendation should come from faculty members; however, exceptions can be made if the applicant has been out of school for some time. The Admissions Committee holistically reviews each application, taking special note of an applicant's knowledge and motivation toward the public health profession through close evaluation of the applicant's essay and letters of recommendation.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
BST 571Introduction to Biostatistics3.0
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
HMP 505Qualitative Data and Mixed Methods Analysis2.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
Major Courses
CHP 607Public Health Ethics3.0
CHP 660Global Health Ethics1.5
CHP 673Outcomes Assessment of Community Health and Prevention3.0
CHP 661Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health Programs and Advocacy1.5
EOH 560Overview of Issues in Global Health3.0
HMP 603Health Systems Policy Analysis3.0
Integrated Learning Experience
CHP 752Global Health Integrative Learning Experience: Capstone Course I1.5
CHP 753Global Health Integrative Learning Experience: Capstone Course II1.5
Practical Experience
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
Electives22.0
Introduction to Statistical Computing
Overview of Maternal and Child Health
Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health
Research with Rare, Stigmatized and Hidden Populations
LGBT Health Disparities
Intersectional Perspectives
Public Health Practice in and with Latino Communities
Perinatal Epidemiology
Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies
Violence, Trauma and Adversity in Public Health
Total Credits56.0

Sample Plan of  Study

Six Quarter Full-Time

Term 1Credits
EOH 560Overview of Issues in Global Health3.0
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 2
BST 571Introduction to Biostatistics3.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
Elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 3
HMP 505Qualitative Data and Mixed Methods Analysis2.0
Electives7.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 4
HMP 603Health Systems Policy Analysis3.0
Electives6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 5
CHP 607Public Health Ethics3.0
CHP 660Global Health Ethics1.5
CHP 752Global Health Integrative Learning Experience: Capstone Course I1.5
Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 6
CHP 661Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health Programs and Advocacy1.5
CHP 673Outcomes Assessment of Community Health and Prevention3.0
CHP 753Global Health Integrative Learning Experience: Capstone Course II1.5
Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Total Credit: 56.0

 Five Quarter Full-Time

Term 1Credits
EOH 560Overview of Issues in Global Health3.0
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
Elective3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 2
BST 571Introduction to Biostatistics3.0
CHP 607Public Health Ethics3.0
CHP 660Global Health Ethics1.5
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
 Term Credits11.5
Term 3
CHP 661Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health Programs and Advocacy1.5
CHP 673Outcomes Assessment of Community Health and Prevention3.0
HMP 505Qualitative Data and Mixed Methods Analysis2.0
Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.5
Term 4
CHP 752Global Health Integrative Learning Experience: Capstone Course I1.5
HMP 603Health Systems Policy Analysis3.0
Electives7.0
 Term Credits11.5
Term 5
CHP 753Global Health Integrative Learning Experience: Capstone Course II1.5
Electives9.0
 Term Credits10.5
Total Credit: 56.0

Nine Quarter Part-Time

Term 1Credits
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 2
BST 571Introduction to Biostatistics3.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 3
HMP 505Qualitative Data and Mixed Methods Analysis2.0
Elective3.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 4
EOH 560Overview of Issues in Global Health3.0
HMP 603Health Systems Policy Analysis3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 5
CHP 607Public Health Ethics3.0
CHP 660Global Health Ethics1.5
Elective3.0
 Term Credits7.5
Term 6
CHP 661Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health Programs and Advocacy1.5
CHP 673Outcomes Assessment of Community Health and Prevention3.0
Elective3.0
 Term Credits7.5
Term 7
Electives7.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 8
CHP 752Global Health Integrative Learning Experience: Capstone Course I1.5
Elective3.0
 Term Credits4.5
Term 9
CHP 753Global Health Integrative Learning Experience: Capstone Course II1.5
Elective3.0
 Term Credits4.5
Total Credit: 56.0

Eight Quarter Part-Time

Term 1Credits
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 2
BST 571Introduction to Biostatistics3.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 3
HMP 505Qualitative Data and Mixed Methods Analysis2.0
Electives6.0
 Term Credits8.0
Term 4
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
Electives6.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 5
EOH 560Overview of Issues in Global Health3.0
HMP 603Health Systems Policy Analysis3.0
Elective1.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 6
CHP 607Public Health Ethics3.0
CHP 660Global Health Ethics1.5
Elective3.0
 Term Credits7.5
Term 7
CHP 661Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health Programs and Advocacy1.5
CHP 673Outcomes Assessment of Community Health and Prevention3.0
CHP 752Global Health Integrative Learning Experience: Capstone Course I1.5
 Term Credits6.0
Term 8
CHP 753Global Health Integrative Learning Experience: Capstone Course II1.5
Electives6.0
 Term Credits7.5
Total Credit: 56.0
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