For more information contact:
Assistant Director for Graduate Programs
Duke Global Health Institute
132 Trent Hall
Durham, NC 27708
Degree offered: M.S.
Faculty working with students: 50
Students (approximate): 30-35
Students receiving Financial Aid: 80%
Spring Application: no
Part time study available: no
Test required: GRE General or MCAT.
Program DescriptionThe Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) offers an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) ..
Emphasizing global health research methodology in the core curriculum, the program offers students flexibility to tailor elective coursework and an applied research experience to their individual interests. A guiding principle is the recognition that a multidisciplinary and multi-sector approach to health is essential, as health is influenced by a multitude of factors. Likewise, faculty and cohort composition reflect a wide variety of academic backgrounds and perspectives.
The 38-credit curriculum, requiring at least three full-time terms of study, imparts the following:
• An understanding of key global health concepts and challenges
• A solid foundation in core methodologies used in global health research
• Ethics training and considerations applicable across cultures
• Core concepts to help students evaluate and understand health systems
All students will spend at least ten weeks pursing a closely-mentored, field-based global health research project, which will lead to the culminating thesis. Funding to support travel and research expenses is provided.
A dual JD-MS degree with the Duke Law School is available. Other concurrent degree opportunities may exist. Please contact the program for more information.