• Total credits for degree completion: 32 credits
  • Required classes: 25 credits
  • Elective classes: 7 credits


For the most updated version of the Master of Science in Global Health course offerings, please visit Class Search on InsideND.

FALL SEMESTER (10 required credits)

Credits Course Number Professor Course Title
1 GH 60591-01 Katherine Taylor Global Health Challenges
3 BIOS 60590-01 Edwin Michael Topics in Disease Epidemiology
3 GH0610-0 61 Roya Ghiaseddin Quantitative Research Methods in Global Health
1 GH 60611-01 Heidi Beidinger Qualitative Research Methods in Global Health
1 GH 60592-01 Paul Perrin Program Design and Management
1 GH 68550-01 Heidi Beidinger Capstone Seminar

SPRING SEMESTER (9 required credits)

Credits Course Number Professor Course Title
2 GH 60615 Roya Ghiaseddin Quantitative Research Methods in Global Health II
1 GH 60545 David Addiss Bioethics
1 GH 60601 Katherine Taylor Global Health Challenges
3 GH 68551-01 Michelle Ngai Capstone Research
1 GH 60620-01 Heidi Beidinger Leadership Theory, Discovery, and Application
1 GH 60592-01 Paul Perrine Program Design and Management

SUMMER SEMESTER (6 required credits)

Capstone Field Research

GH 68552-01 – 6 credits
Professors Heidi Beidinger, Michelle Ngai, and Katherine Taylor,

The Capstone project, accompanied by Capstone classes, spans the course of the calendar year. This project has a research component that will require a formal research proposal and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval to conduct field research. Most students will conduct research internationally, but domestic research is acceptable as well. The student, faculty supervisor, and the MS in Global Health program will agree upon the project in the early weeks of the first semester. Ideally, the Capstone will not only be an interesting learning experience for the student, but also a worthwhile project that supports faculty research or contributes to a global health organization.

To view past Capstone projects, please visit the Alumni page

Elective Courses

This list below contains recommended electives for both spring and fall and is subject to change. Students may also search across the University for other appropriate electives they want to take and request approval from the program. Please visit NOVO on InsideND for the most updated information on course listings.

Course Title      Professor     
Arthropods and Human Disease Nicole Achee
Case Studies in Global Health Marie Donahue
Gender and Health Vania Smith
Geographic Information Systems Matthew Sisk
Global Health, Human Rights & Justice Sarah Bosha
Home and Dome Danielle Wood & Matthew Sisk
Improving Maternal and Child Health Services: Maternal and Infant Matrix Storyboard Methodology Brian McCarthy
International Development in Practice: What Works in Development Stephen Reifenberg
Medical Microbiology Shaun Lee
Social Factors and Sustainability Kimberley Rollings
Topics in Global Health Edwin Michael
Topics in Global Health – mHealth Tom Marentette
Topics in Parasitology and Vector Biology: Medical and Veterinary Parasitology Jennifer Robichaud
Topics in Pathobiology Shaun Lee & Kasturi Haldar
Water, Disease and Global Health Joshua Shrout