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Accelerated Degree Global Studies & Public Health

Global Studies majors can further prepare for careers in the international sphere with an accelerated master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) an in-demand professional degree with many applications.

Students apply for the global health master’s program to Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health as freshman or after completing between 90 and 120 credits of the undergraduate degree;. Those accepted begin working on their MPH as they complete their BA, gaining their global health-focused MPH degree 18 months earlier than if they had done the two degrees separately. Students in the accelerated degree also have the chance to complete an independent study and undergraduate co-op, gaining valuable work experience in the process.

GLOBAL STUDIES AND PUBLIC HEALTH JOBS

Accelerated global public health master’s program students will be well prepared for careers related to international relations and cultures in a public health context. The accelerated master’s in public health major prepares students for exciting international careers with foreign language fluency and a wide variety of courses in:

  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Philosophy
  • Biological Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • & many other fields

An MPH opens many doors to careers in epidemiology, education, research, health care, policy and more. Students interested in international relations and global public health gain skills that make them attractive to international development agencies like the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.N. and many international charitable organizations. Students can also use their language and cultural skills in a wide variety of international relations careers, both domestically and abroad. A degree in public health enables graduates to make a real contribution to society, improving the lives of people around the world.

STUDY ABROAD FOR GLOBAL STUDIES MAJORS

Students in the Global Studies major are encouraged to study abroad, adding to their international perspective as they perfect their foreign language skills. There are also many opportunities to participate in a co-op abroad: a chance to live overseas for six months while gaining valuable work experience. Study abroad opportunities exist in many countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America and across Asia; co-op abroad employers can also be found in almost any part of the world.

LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDY ABROAD FOR GLOBAL STUDIES STUDENTS

ACCELERATED MPH AND GLOBAL STUDIES CURRICULUM AND REQUIREMENTS

The accelerated public health global studies program is a full-time, in-person program that may be completed one year sooner than traditional programs. Students apply in one of two ways:

  • as prospective freshman Drexel students
  • as current Drexel students who have completed between 90 and 120 credits

The global health MPH curriculum includes courses in biology, chemistry, ethics, political science, anthropology, history, environmental science and science-related English, among other subjects. Students have the option to complete a global health MPH independent study program (co-op) with this program. Applicants must maintain a minimum of a 3.25 GPA and complete prerequisite courses with no lower than a C grade.

Learn about other Accelerated Degrees at Drexel

View a full list of accelerated programs that are offered by Drexel in order to learn more about our program offerings.

APPLY FOR AN ACCELERATED DEGREE IN GLOBAL STUDIES AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Ready to begin your journey as a Drexel Dragon? Apply to our accelerated MPH and Global Studies BA degree program at Drexel, or visit campus to learn more.

Prospective Student Inquiries

Please send inquiries to coas@drexel.edu or call us at 215.895.1805. We look forward to hearing from you.