Eck Institute for Global Health Welcomes Class of 2018

The Eck Institute for Global Health welcomes its new class of Master of Science in Global Health students for the 2017-2018 academic year.


The 2018 MS in Global Health class includes 24 students from 16 different undergraduate institutions who have come to Notre Dame to gain a deeper knowledge of the global health challenges facing our world. The master’s program continues to attract dedicated students to the global health field, with students coming from a variety of educational backgrounds and work experiences, including clinical nursing and the Peace Corps.


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Katie Dorsett, the first student in the MS in Global Health program to take advantage of the Integrated Degree Program offered in collaboration with Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), offered her thoughts after the first week of classes. Katie stated, “My classmates have been so welcoming, supportive, and are already challenging me in new ways of thinking about how interconnected different aspects of the world are related to matters of health.” Katie elected to take a leave of absence during her third year of medical studies to join MS in Global Health students at Notre Dame for the 12-month program. Upon completion of the MS degree, she will return to IUSM for medical school.


The yearlong program will culminate with a six-to-eight week international fieldwork opportunity for student Capstone Projects. This experience allows for students to connect classroom training in global health topics to real world health needs of resource-poor populations around the world through hands on experience.


The Eck Institute for Global Health is a university-wide enterprise that recognizes health as a fundamental human right and endeavors to promote research, training, service to advance health standards for all people, especially people in low and middle-income countries, which are disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases. For more information about Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health degree program, visit: here