Master of Public Health in the Field of Global Health Policy
Program Director C. Santos-Burgoa
master of public health in the field of global health policy (GHP) addresses health challenges of interdependent nations, regions and sectors with multiple cultures, development, capacities and coexistent values. GHP is the area of public health concerned with decisions that translate evidence and political will into authoritative public agreement and intervention. GHP focuses on global and national health systems, including medical care and the public health services. GHP is concerned with the allocation of resources across countries and organizations, and on implementation of programs for solutions to achieve health goals. It considers institutions, authority, organizations, roles of people within such structures, and service arrangements within diverse national and local health systems.
The mission of the global health policy program is to prepare professionals to assist in public health decision making related to national, regional and worldwide interventions and institutions; to support policy analysis and utilize diverse analytic tools including epidemiology and international comparative policy methods paying particular attention to culture and equity.
These leaders integrate scientific knowledge and global evidence to advise decision making and action by diverse global health systems and other sectors and to provide insight on policies and processes that impact population health all with an emphasis on underserved populations and development.
The goals of the Global Health Policy Program are to prepare students to be policy analysts, designers and implementers who know how to:
- Assess the burden and determinants of health problems, their social distribution and inequities, and the interdependence of countries.
- Apply common economic, epidemiological, and comparative policy analysis methods and tools for evidence to assess burden of disease, determining efficacy and effectiveness of interventions for global infectious and chronic disease control.
- Use global evidence for local action using systematic reviews and local facts to drive well informed health policy decisions. Translate evidence to support program and health systems policy recommendations.
- Work with other disciplines and with sectors beyond health to develop innovative policy options.
- Develop strong cultural sensitivity and intercultural competency within diverse health and political systems
- Act in global health diplomacy in policy-shaping and negotiations to improve health while strengthening relations among nations.
- Assume leadership roles in the global health policy development process.
- Work with methodological rigor in international policy design, program priority setting and negotiation.
- Communicate the results of research to a culturally broad set of constituents.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 12 credits in core courses, 24 credits in program-specific courses, 5 credits in elective courses, a 2-credit practicum, and a 2-credit culminating experience.
|PUBH 6001||Biological Concepts in Public Health|
|PUBH 6002||Biostatistical Applications for Public Health|
|PUBH 6003||Principles and Practices of Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6004||Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World|
|PUBH 6007||Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health|
|PUBH 6305||Fundamentals for Health Policy: Public Health and Health Care|
|PUBH 6315||Introduction to Health Policy Analysis|
|PUBH 6400||Global Health Frameworks|
|PUBH 6410||Global Health Study Design|
|PUBH 6412||Global Health Quantitative Research Methods|
|PUBH 6416||Ethical and Cultural Issues in Global Health Research and Programs|
|PUBH 6417||Cross-Cultural Approaches for Global Health Practice|
|PUBH 6440||Global Health Economics and Finance|
|PUBH 6441||Global Health Organizations and Regulations|
|PUBH 6442||Comparative Global Health Systems|
|PUBH 6450||Global Health Diplomacy|
|HSML 6203||Introduction to Health Management|
|5 elective credits, including 3 credits from the following courses and 2 credits in courses selected in consultation with the advisor.|
|PUBH 6262||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
|PUBH 6411||Global Health Qualitative Research Methods|
|PUBH 6480||Public Health in Humanitarian Settings|
|PUBH 6488||Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Public Health and Health Care|
|PUBH 6320||Advanced Health Policy Analysis|
|PUBH 6430||Theories for Global Health Communication Interventions|
|PUBH 6435||Global Health Program Development and Implementation|
|PUBH 6437||Global Health Program Evaluation|
|PUBH 6486||Global Health Programs and Approaches to the Control of Infectious Diseases|
|PUBH 6492||Global Health Programs and Approaches to the Control of Chronic Diseases|
|PUBH 6482||International Food and Nutrition Policy|
|PUBH 6575||Communication Skills for Public Health Professionals|
|PPPA 6062||Community Development Policy and Management|
|PPPA 6056||Regulatory Comment Clinic|
|IAFF 6502||Professional Skills I|
|IAFF 6503||Professional Skills II|
|IAFF 6198||Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy|
|IAFF 6158||Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy|
|IAFF 6138||Special Topics in International Development Studies|
|Practicum and culminating experience|
|PUBH 6015||Culminating Experience|
- Graduate credit requirement: 45 graduate credits.
- Course requirements: Successful completion of core and program-specific courses.
- Minimum grade-point requirement: 3.0 (B average) overall grade-point average.
- Time limit requirement: The degree must be completed within four years.
- Transfer credit policy: Up to 12 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree may be transferred to the Master of Public Health program. External credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in the last three years with a minimum grade (or grade-point average) of B (3.0) or above. SPH graduate certificate students can transfer as many credits as meet program requirements—up to 18 credits—to the MPH degree. Graduate certificate students wishing to transfer to a degree program may apply to do so via the online change of concentration petition after completion of three or more courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. A grade of B or above is required for a course to be eligible for transfer.