Curriculum

The Master of Science in Global Health's curriculum offers opportunities to employ newly acquired skills and knowledge through activities such as laboratory research, survey research, mathematical modeling, and project management.

  • Total credits for degree completion: 42 credits
  • Required classes: 29 credits
  • Capstone Field Research
  • Elective classes: 13+ credits

Students will choose from one of three areas of concentration — Vector Biology and Parasitology, Health Policy and Governance, and Health Analytics. 

Required Core Courses 

Year 1
Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Global Health Principles
  (3 credits)
Leadership Theory, Discovery and Application
  (1 credit)
Capstone Field Research 
  (0 credits)
Biostatistics 
  (3 credits)
Qualitative Research Methods in Global Health
  (3 credits)
 
Fundamentals of Epidemiology 
  (3 credits)
Quantitative Research Methods in Global Health
  (3 credits)
 
Global Health Challenges
  (1 credit)
Global Health Program Design and Management 
  (3 credits)
 
Global Health Ethics
  (1 credit)
Global Health Challenges II
  (1 credit)
 
Capstone Seminar I
  (1 credit)
Capstone Seminar II
  (1 credit)

 
Year 2
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Comparative Health Systems
  (3 credits)
Capstone Seminar IV 
  (1 credit)
Capstone Seminar III (data analysis)
   Choose one:
      Qualitative Research Methods Lab (1 credit)
      OR
      Quantitative Research Methods Lab (1 credit) 
 
Need more information?

For additional questions about the Master of Science in Global Health program, please contact Kim Bogold, Global Health Training Coordinator, at kmerz1@nd.edu.