General Concentration

A photo of a community near a water dam. A photo of a community near a water dam.

Master of Arts in Global Health & Society

This track is designed for professionals who are already in the health field but require substantial social science knowledge and methodologies to complete their training. These students may have strong interest in (or are already) working in developing countries or underserved areas. The track provides a broad curriculum with extensive course selections from different schools and programs within the university. It also allows students the ability to design their own program of elective courses according to their needs. Substitute courses may be permitted for some coursework that includes tailored research and independent study courses with faculty aproval.

Core Courses Credits
EPH 612 Global Health 3

SOC 613


APY 611

Qualitative Research Method


Methods of Anthropological Research (Ethnography)

INS 639 Globalization and Health 3
EPH 601 Medical Biostatistics 4
EPH 621 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
APY 612 Advanced Medical Anthropology 3

EPH 680


EPH 681


Capstone Field Experience


Capstone Experience Project


Total 24
Elective Courses 12
Total 36


Sample of Elective Course Options

Course Number Course Name
APY 628 Advanced Graduate Seminar
COS 651 Survey of Health Communication
COS 653 Organizations, Communication and Health
COS 654 Risk Communication
COS 655 Health Communication Interventions
COS 646 Intercultural Communication: International Perspectives
COS 652 Culture and Health
EPH 602 Medical Biostatistics II
EPH 610 Public Health Surveillance Systems
EPH 613 Emerging Challenges in Global Health Systems
EPH 614 Global Outbreak
EPH 616 Global Health and Global Justice
EPH 651 Research Methods
EPH 703 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
EPS 622 Community Well-being and Change: Theory and Practice
EPS 626 Multicultural Communities in a Globalized Society
GEG 632 Seminar in Environment Geography & Planetary Health
GEG 637 Development Studies
GEG 648 Climate Change & Public Health
GEG 656 Indisciplinary Issues in Latin American & Caribbean Studies
IGS 613 Global Cultures: Religion, Communication and Security
INS 609 International Migration and the Health Care System
INS 672 Global Health Policy and Ethics
LAS 681 Graduate Seminar on Public Health: Latin America and the Caribbean
LAS 684 Global Public Health: Harnessing Theoretical Prep with Health Diplomacy
NUR 657 Population Based Health and Health Care Disparities
NUR 658 Health Policy Development and Implementation
SOC 636 Health Diversity Across the Life Course