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Center for Global Health

Program Description


The specialization's core course focuses on the basic components of population health, while the electives allow students to pursue topics across the other health sciences colleges for an interdisciplinary experience.  Students are exposed to a broad range of topics and must successfully complete a minimum of 10 semester hours of coursework, nine of which must be completed outside of the student’s home program in at least three courses, for the Specialization to be noted on their transcript.

Objectives of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Global Health

  • To provide graduate and professional students access to interdisciplinary study in global health issues.
  • To offer students the opportunity to gain specific expertise in the unique challenges of healthcare in the developing world and among immigrant populations both domestically and abroad.
  • To provide formal recognition of such study on the student's transcript upon completion.