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Master of Science in Global Health Online


The Master of Science in Global Health (MSGH), offered in partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Global Health Education and the School of Professional Studies (SPS), aims to prepare the next generation of leaders for emerging global issues. The MSGH program’s expert global health faculty come not only from Feinberg Medical School, but also from McCormick School of Engineering, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and Kellogg School of Management to offer a truly interprofessional degree. Students benefit from access to a top-ranked academic medical center and dedicated center of expertise. Because the degree can be completed part time and entirely online, students anywhere can access a program of this caliber while maintaining their personal and professional commitments.

The curriculum is designed for clinicians, researchers, epidemiologists, nonprofit administrators, policy analysts, social entrepreneurs, and others who make a meaningful difference in healthcare access and outcomes in the places where it’s needed most. 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.

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 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

An interdisciplinary professional program, MSGH graduates will possess the knowledge, skills and aptitude to:

  • Work effectively in a health-related industry within highly resource-limited settings
  • Navigate the business and legal / regulatory aspects of health-related industries around the world
  • Contribute to the improvement of health outcomes and systems within low and middle-income countries
  • Evaluate and measure health outcomes
  • Secure grants to fund global health initiatives
  • Evaluate and navigate the cultural and ethical considerations inherent in global health contexts

 

I’ve never felt more connected with my professors. Even though I’ve never physically met my faculty, I’ve had the strongest relationships in my academic career.”

— Stephanie Kang, MS in Global Health '16

Northwestern offers instant name recognition, and the MSGH program lets you take electives outside the curriculum in other departments. The real-world practicum experience made the difference in securing my new position.”

Renata Valladares, MS in Global Health '21

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.

Expert Faculty

Instructors in the Master's in Global Health program at Northwestern are leaders in the field. They bring practical real-world experiences to the online classroom and engage with students on an interpersonal level. Get to know the instructors on our Global Health Program Faculty page. 

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