Graduate Degree

Global Health - Master of Science

Global Health - Master of Science
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Master of Science
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine Dean

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduate Study

Global Health - Master of Science

The Master of Science degree in Global Health is an interdisciplinary degree administered by the College of Osteopathic Medicine in partnership with faculty from the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Communication Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Social Science, and Veterinary Medicine. The program stresses the interconnectedness of the animal, environment and human health and is applicable to a broad range of health professionals such as medical, nursing, or veterinary medicine as well as individuals interested in a holistic view of global health. The program prepares individuals to both manage and lead as global health professionals. Individualized programs of study can be tailored to accommodate individuals with a broad range of academic and professional experience and interests.  The program is available online only.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the University and the College of Osteopathic Medicine, students must meet the requirements below.

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science degree in Global Health, an applicant must submit the following:
  1. A transcript showing a completed undergraduate degree.
  2. A personal statement describing interest and experience in global health, including career goals.
  3. A resume or curriculum vitae.
  4. A test of English language proficiency for students for whom English is not a first language.
Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Global Health

The Master of Science degree in Global Health is available online only and only under Plan B (non-thesis). Students must complete 30 credits as specified below:
1. All of the following courses (27 credits):
OST 821 One Health – Transdisciplinary Collaborations to Global Health 3
OST 822 Introduction to Global Health Practice 3
OST 823 Global Burden of Disease 3
OST 824 Emerging Topics in Global Health 3
OST 825 Ethical Issues in Global Health 3
OST 827 Global Health Management 3
OST 828 Global Health Capstone 3
OST 829 Global Health Community Assessment 3
OST 831 Evidence-Based Practice in Global Health 3
2. Complete 3 credits from the following courses:
CAS 826 Health Communication for Diverse Populations 3
OST 686 Global Health: Mexico – Community Medicine and Mayan Culture in the Yucatan 3
OST 687 Global Health: Peru Medical Service 3
OST 688 Global Health: Cuban Healthcare Delivery System 3
OST 689 Global Health: Haiti – Introduction to Global Health and Culture 3
OST 690 Global Health: Dominican Republic – Healthcare Delivery System and Culture 3
OST 691 Global Health: Guatemala – Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 1
OST 692 Global Health: Turkish Healthcare Delivery System and Culture 3
OST 693 Global Health: Korean Healthcare Delivery System 3
OST 694 Global Health: One Health in Nepal 3
OST 830 Independent Study in Global Health 1 to 3
PSY 880 Foundations of Evaluation Practice 3
PSY 881 Evaluation Design 3
3. Successfully complete a capstone professional paper.