Global Health MPH

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

About the Program

Students in the online Master of Public Health in Global Health program 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.

Graduates will be prepared for careers in research, policy, program management and evaluation. Employers include government agencies, academic institutions, global technical agencies, international non‐governmental organizations and private sector global health companies.

Major 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 multisectoral 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

Additional Information

For more information about this program, please contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education

Additional information can be found on the Drexel University Online website, including admissions criteria and how to apply.

Degree Requirements

Core Courses
BST 571Introduction to Biostatistics3.0
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
HMP 505Qualitative Data and Mixed Methods Analysis3.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
Major Courses
CHP 561Overview of Issues in Global Health3.0
CHP 607Public Health Ethics3.0
CHP 660Global Health Ethics1.5
CHP 661Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health Programs and Advocacy1.5
CHP 673Process Monitoring and Outcomes Evaluation for Community Health Programs3.0
HMP 603Health Systems Policy Analysis3.0
Applied Practical Experience
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
Integrative Learning Experience
CHP 752Global Health Integrative Learning Experience: Capstone Course I1.5
CHP 753Global Health Integrative Learning Experience: Capstone Course II1.5
Electives *21.0
Total Credits56.0

Students choose from any BST, CHP, EOH, EPI, HMP, or PBHL course from the 500-999 level. Students can take additional 500-level or above electives across the university as long as they meet prerequisite and restriction requirements. Students can contact their faculty mentor to discuss elective options. Students can use elective credits to further focus their academic work by completing a graduate minor.

Sample Plan of  Study

12-Month (4 Quarter) Full-Time

   BST 5713.0
   EPI 5703.0
   PBHL 5104.0
   PBHL 5114.0
First Year
CHP 5613.0CHP 6611.5CHP 6073.0 
HMP 5053.0CHP 6733.0CHP 6601.5 
HMP 6033.0CHP 7521.5CHP 7531.5 
PBHL 5000.0Electives9.0Electives6.0 
 15 15 12 
Total Credits 56

18-Month (5 Quarter) Full-Time

First Year
CHP 5613.0BST 5713.0CHP 6073.0PBHL 5000.0
EPI 5703.0CHP 6611.5CHP 6601.5 
PBHL 5104.0CHP 6733.0HMP 5053.0 
Electives3.0PBHL 5114.0Electives3.0 
 13 11.5 10.5 0
Second Year
CHP 7521.5CHP 7531.5  
HMP 6033.0Electives9.0  
 10.5 10.5  
Total Credits 56

21-Month (6 Quarter) Full-Time

First Year
CHP 5613.0BST 5713.0HMP 5053.0PBHL 5000.0
EPI 5703.0PBHL 5114.0Electives6.0 
PBHL 5104.0Electives3.0  
 10 10 9 0
Second Year
HMP 6033.0CHP 6611.5CHP 6073.0 
Electives6.0CHP 6733.0CHP 6601.5 
 CHP 7521.5CHP 7531.5 
 9 9 9 
Total Credits 56

24-Month (8 Quarter) Part-Time

First Year
EPI 5703.0BST 5713.0CHP 6073.0PBHL 5000.0
PBHL 5104.0PBHL 5114.0CHP 6601.5Electives6.0
  HMP 5053.0 
 7 7 7.5 6
Second Year
CHP 5613.0CHP 6611.5CHP 7521.5CHP 7531.5
HMP 6033.0CHP 6733.0Electives6.0Electives6.0
 6 7.5 7.5 7.5
Total Credits 56

33-Month (9 Quarter) Part-Time

First Year
EPI 5703.0BST 5713.0HMP 5053.0VACATION
PBHL 5104.0PBHL 5114.0Electives3.0 
 7 7 6 0
Second Year
CHP 5613.0CHP 6611.5CHP 6073.0PBHL 5000.0
HMP 6033.0CHP 6733.0CHP 6601.5 
 6 7.5 7.5 0
Third Year
Electives6.0CHP 7521.5CHP 7531.5 
 6 4.5 4.5 
Total Credits 56
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