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Master of Science in Global Health Online

The Master of Science in Global Health Online, offered in partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Global Health and the School of Professional Studies, aims to prepare the next generation of leaders for emerging global issues.

Why a Master of Science in Global Health?

Global health addresses some of the most important and novel issues in 21st-century health. Government agencies and major foundations are investing billions to combat largely treatable chronic diseases that claim far too many lives in low- and middle-income countries. Combined with a continued strong job growth in the broader healthcare industry and dynamic changes in population growth and the global economy, there could not be a better time to consider graduate study in global health.  

Student Perspective

I talked to a lot of different schools and admissions advisers about their programs but didn’t want to commit somewhere full-time. Northwestern gave me the most flexibility and the best-rounded coursework, so I knew I’d be able to learn what I wanted to on a timeline that accommodated my busy schedule.”

— Stephanie Kang, MS in Global Health ('16)

Broad Appeal

The program is designed for those who make a meaningful difference in healthcare access and outcomes in the places where it’s needed most, including:

  • Clinicians
  • Scientists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Nonprofit administrators
  • Policy analysts
  • Social entrepreneurs

Through multidisciplinary courses that emphasize both theory and practical application, you'll learn how to improve healthcare outcomes and systems, work effectively in challenging healthcare settings, navigate global regulatory issues, evaluate results and more.

Student Perspective

— John Murray

“The technology that they have at Northwestern is just mind-blowing. It’s so easy to get the information, to participate in lectures, to have study groups. It really feels like you’re physically in class, except that you have the benefit of having classmates who live in different countries and can offer that perspective.” ”

— John Murray

Expert Faculty

The program's global health faculty come from across the Northwestern University. Students benefit from access to a top-ranked academic medical center and dedicated center of expertise. Feinberg faculty teaching in the program include:

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