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

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.

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

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 661Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health Programs and Advocacy1.5
CHP 673Process Monitoring and Outcomes Evaluation for Community Health Programs3.0
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
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

Note: Students choose from 500-999 level courses in BST, EOH, EPI, CHP, HMP, and PBHL for elective courses.

Sample Plan of  Study

12 Months (Four Quarter) Full-Time

   BST 5713.0
   EPI 5703.0
   HMP 5052.0
   PBHL 5104.0
   PBHL 5114.0
First Year
EOH 5603.0CHP 6611.5CHP 6073.0 
HMP 6033.0CHP 6733.0CHP 6601.5 
PBHL 5000.0CHP 7521.5CHP 7531.5 
 15 13 12 
Total Credits 56

21 Month (Six Quarter) Full-Time

First Year
EOH 5603.0BST 5713.0HMP 5052.0PBHL 5000.0
EPI 5703.0PBHL 5114.0Electives7.0 
PBHL 5104.0Elective3.0  
 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

18 Month (Five Quarter) Full-Time

First Year
EOH 5603.0BST 5713.0CHP 6073.0PBHL 5000.0
EPI 5703.0CHP 6611.5CHP 6601.5 
PBHL 5104.0CHP 6733.0HMP 5052.0 
Elective3.0PBHL 5114.0Elective3.0 
 13 11.5 9.5 0
Second Year
CHP 7521.5CHP 7531.5  
HMP 6033.0Electives9.0  
 11.5 10.5  
Total Credits 56

Eight Quarter Part-Time

First Year
EPI 5703.0BST 5713.0HMP 5052.0PBHL 5000.0
PBHL 5104.0PBHL 5114.0Electives6.0Electives6.0
 7 7 8 6
Second Year
EOH 5603.0CHP 6073.0CHP 6611.5CHP 7531.5
HMP 6033.0CHP 6601.5CHP 6733.0Electives6.0
Elective1.0Elective3.0CHP 7521.5 
 7 7.5 6 7.5
Total Credits 56

Nine Quarter Part-Time

First Year
EPI 5703.0BST 5713.0HMP 5052.0VACATION
PBHL 5104.0PBHL 5114.0Elective3.0 
 7 7 5 0
Second Year
EOH 5603.0CHP 6073.0CHP 6611.5PBHL 5000.0
HMP 6033.0CHP 6601.5CHP 6733.0 
 6 7.5 7.5 0
Third Year
Electives7.0CHP 7521.5CHP 7531.5 
 7 4.5 4.5 
Total Credits 56
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