Global Health MS

Major: Global Health
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 45.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.2210
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 21-1091

About the Program

The online Master of Science in Global Health aims to prepare the next generation of public health leaders for careers in global health. The program draws upon the interdisciplinary expertise of the Dornsife School of Public Health’s faculty, allowing students to gain both broad understanding of global health and have a deeper engagement on issues such as urban and environmental health, maternal and child health, human rights, social justice, and ethics.

The program is designed for clinicians, researchers, program managers, policy analysts, social entrepreneurs, and others who want to study both the theory and practice of global health, strengthening their skills in quantitative, qualitative, and applied social sector research. 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 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

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
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
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
HMP 603Health Systems Policy Analysis3.0
PBHL 501Introduction to Public Health *0.0
Capstone Courses
CHP 752Global Health Integrative Learning Experience: Capstone Course I1.5
CHP 753Global Health Integrative Learning Experience: Capstone Course II1.5
Electives **21.0
Total Credits45.0

Foundational Public Health Learning Objectives: PBHL 501 is only required for students who do not have a degree from a CEPH accredited school.


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

9 Month (3 Quarter) Full Time

First Year
CHP 5613.0BST 5713.0CHP 6073.0
EPI 5703.0CHP 6611.5CHP 6601.5
HMP 6033.0CHP 6733.0CHP 7531.5
PBHL 501*0.0CHP 7521.5Electives9.0
 15 15 15
Total Credits 45

PBHL 501 is only required for students who do not have a degree from a CEPH accredited school.

12 Month (4 Quarter) Full Time

First Year
CHP 5613.0BST 5713.0CHP 6073.0CHP 7531.5
EPI 5703.0CHP 6611.5CHP 6601.5Electives9.0
HMP 6033.0CHP 6733.0CHP 7521.5 
PBHL 501*0.0Electives3.0Electives6.0 
 12 10.5 12 10.5
Total Credits 45

PBHL 501 is only required for students who do not have a degree from a CEPH accredited school.

24 Month (8 Quarter) Part Time

First Year (Part-Time)
CHP 5613.0BST 5713.0CHP 6073.0Electives6.0
EPI 5703.0CHP 6611.5CHP 6601.5 
PBHL 501*0.0CHP 6733.0  
 6 7.5 4.5 6
Second Year (Part-Time)
HMP 6033.0Electives6.0CHP 7521.5CHP 7531.5
Electives3.0 Electives3.0Electives3.0
 6 6 4.5 4.5
Total Credits 45

PBHL 501 is only required for students who do not have a degree from a CEPH accredited school.

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