Career Development // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame

Eck Institute for Global Health

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Global Health






The MS in Global Health program is committed to preparing our students for careers in global health as well as equipping our students with the skills to integrate global health into their future plans. We offer:

  • Skill-building workshops
  • Resume building workshops
  • Social networking workshops
  • Networking opportunities with industry experts
  • ND Alumni network
  • Up-to-date job information sharing
  • Graduate School Career Services

What is the difference between public health and global health?

Global health and public health are often used interchangeably because the overarching goal of each field is quite similar. In the broadest sense, professionals engaged in global and public health are focused on improving people’s health and lifespan as well as their quality of life.  Moreover, both fields are population-based that focuses on reducing health disparities and burdens among communities and countries with an emphasis on resource poor populations. So, how do we distinguish each field as unique from each other? The table below draws out the primary distinctions.


Global Health

Public Health


Health issues that transcend national boundaries

Focus on specific communities or countries





Prevention and clinical care



Health equity among nations

Health equity within a nation or community


Highly interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary

Multidisciplinary, particularly with health and social sciences

     Source: Kaplan JP et al. Lancet 2009, 373:9679 pp 1993-1995


After graduation, our students have pursued a variey of careers and post-secondary options including medical school and doctorate programs. See below for their pursuits.

The MS in Global Health program has compiled a listing of organizations in the global health field. Please CLICK HERE to see the listing.

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