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Box 90065
Durham, NC 27708 USA

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Departments & Programs

Global Health

For more information contact:

Sarah Martin
Assistant Director for Graduate Programs
Duke Global Health Institute
132 Trent Hall
Durham, NC 27708
Duke University
(919) 613-5077

General Information

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.
Application Deadline

Program Description

The 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.