Graduate Program

A photo of a neighborhood in Guatemala City, Guatemala. A photo of a neighborhood in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Master of Arts in Global Health & Society

The Master of Arts in Global Health and Society (GHS) will provide students with an interdisciplinary social scientific perspective for understanding how global health outcomes relate to society, culture, and the environment. Increasingly, international development professionals and medical practitioners are confronted with emerging health issues that stem from policies and practices that affect groups of at-risk individuals and communities. Drawing upon emerging strengths in the social science departments within the College of Arts and Sciences, this degree will prepare students for a career in health policy, analysis, and social and political aspects of health and disease. 

The degree will enable students to help build partnerships and active participation around critical health issues in communities throughout the world; develop the capacity to address, prevent, and/or mitigate health risks in increasingly dynamic environments associated with global issues such as climate change, violence, population movements, and natural disasters. Graduates of this program will be prepared for careers in government and non-government organizations and international institutions.

This program allows students to pursue one of three tracks: