Curriculum Requirements

There are three tracks in the GHS program.  Each track requires 36 graduate credits:

  • Global Health General
  • Policy, Governance and Advocacy
  • Community-Based Participatory Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (CBPR) 

Global Health General Track – The Global Health General track provides training in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.  It also allows students the ability to design their own program of elective courses according their needs.  This track is designed for professionals who are already in the health field, who those who desire to enter the health professions, but require substantial social science and epidemiological knowledge and methodologies to complete their education. These students may have strong interest in (or are already working in) developing countries or underserved areas.  Substitute courses may be permitted for some coursework that includes tailored research and independent study courses with faculty approval.

Global Health General Track
Core Courses
EPH 601Medical Biostatistics I4
APY 611Methods of Anthropological Research3
or SOC 613 Qualitative Research Methods
APY 612Advanced Medical Anthropology3
EPH 621Fundamentals of Epidemiology3
EPH 612Global Health 13
INS 639Globalization and Health3
Electives 211-12
Capstone or Thesis (Choose one) 3
EPH 680
EPH 682
Practical Field Experience
and Generalist Capstone Project
5
APY 805
APY 810
Graduate Internship: Professional Practice of Anthropology
and Master's Degree Thesis Preparation and Writing
6
Total Credit Hours36

Policy, Governance and Advocacy Track – This track provides graduate students a comprehensive framework of global health that underscores the sociopolitical, economic, and geographic factors that, in addition to biomedical factors, impact health conditions of various countries and populations throughout the world. It focuses on the global health policies and governance models that are aimed at addressing these challenges. This concentration prepares interested graduate students to understand and critically evaluate global policy frameworks. Students in this track will analyze key issues and controversies in global health policy and delivery (e.g. priority setting, design of health systems, primary health care, equity considerations).  Substitute courses may be permitted for some coursework that includes tailored research and independent study courses with faculty approval.

Policy, Governance, and Advocacy Track
Core Courses
APY 612Advanced Medical Anthropology3
POL 646Public Policy Process and Implementation3
or INS 672 Global Health Policy and Ethics
EPH 612Global Health 13
EPH 614Global Outbreak3
IGS 647Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance3
or INS 645 Disasters, Terrorism and Global Public Health
EPH 616Global Health and Global Justice3
Electives 12
APY 805
APY 810
Graduate Internship: Professional Practice of Anthropology
and Master's Degree Thesis Preparation and Writing
6
Total Credit Hours36

Community-Based Participatory Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (CBPR) Track - This track will provide graduate students skills to build partnership and active participation to address critical health issues in communities throughout the world.  It provides unique social science skills to integrate community members, local stakeholders, elected officials, and researchers in the design, implementation, interpretation of community-based participatory studies as well as uses of research and evaluation results to develop integrated policies to improve the wellbeing of community members. Community-Based Participatory Research is a methodology that has been widely endorsed by major global health players, including the NIH’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.  Substitute courses may be permitted for some coursework that includes tailored research and independent study courses with faculty approval.

CBPR Track
Core Courses
APY 611Methods of Anthropological Research3
or SOC 613 Qualitative Research Methods
EPH 612Global Health 13
APY 616Advanced Workshop in Anthropology3
EPH 621Fundamentals of Epidemiology3
SOC 614Evaluation Research3
EPH 647Community Based Participatory Research3
Electives12
APY 805
APY 810
Graduate Internship: Professional Practice of Anthropology
and Master's Degree Thesis Preparation and Writing
6
Total Credit Hours36