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Global Public Health Degree and Certificate Programs

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The Dornsife School of Public Health offers multiple global health programs for graduates and undergraduates.

Table of Contents for Global Health Programs:

Global Health Graduate Degrees

Online Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health

Students in the Online MPH in Global Health will learn how to analyze the influences affecting the health and well-being of diverse populations across different cultures and contexts.

You will develop skills in program planning, research, and communication, learning how to assess, monitor and evaluate global health programs, policies and outcomes and design evidence-based programs paying attention to ethics, social justice and human rights. These are key skills required for any robust career in public health. Learn more.

Online Master of Science (MS) in Global Health

Students in the Online MS in Global Health will learn how to act ethically and think creatively to find solutions to global health issues, all while analyzing national and international health systems and finding the best ways to engage with vulnerable communities.

With a focus on issues like urban and environmental health, maternal and child health, and human rights, social justice, and ethics, the program is designed for those who want to study both the theory and practice of global health. Learn more.

Graduate Minor in Global Health

The Graduate Minor in Global Health is intended for graduate students in Public Health and across the University who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in global health.

Students will learn about the determinants of global health, emerging health issues in developing countries, global health ethics, and approaches to health monitoring and evaluation in diverse settings.

Certificates in Global Health

Online Certificate in Global Health

Designed to introduce you to the field of global health and development in international settings, Drexel Dornsife’s online Certificate in Global Health exceeds the industry’s standards while sporting a mix of Drexel Dornsife faculty and global health experts.

The Certificate in Global Health program stresses the development of analytic and technical skills required for pursing further work in the growing areas of global health and international development. The curriculum focuses on designing, implementing, and evaluating programs in under-served communities in the U.S. and international/developing countries. Students will learn to translate theory into practical applications to current global health and developmental challenges. Course materials are designed for the adult learner in an online, distributed format.

Certificate students take courses alongside Drexel’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) students, and upon graduation, can transfer completed credits directly into the MPH program. Learn more.

Global Health WASH Certificate

In many low- and middle-income countries a major barrier to scaling up access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is the lack of trained health workers. To address this challenge, Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health is working with World Vision International and the Desert Research Institute (DRI) to provide training and action research for health workers.

The graduate certificate program is conducted through a combination of in-person and online instruction and includes courses related to behavior change, monitoring and evaluation, hygiene promotion, sanitation and a mentored capstone research project.

Learn more about the WASH certificate program.

Global Public Health Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Global Public Health

This is an innovative undergraduate major in global public health with an interdisciplinary approach to global public health. Students learn about global public health through courses at the Dornsife School of Public Health, while also taking courses in global studies and modern languages to fulfill degree requirements. 

Undergraduate Minor in Global Public Health

The undergraduate minor in global public health is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the field's diversity, emphasizing a global perspective. Reflecting the interdisciplinary approach of the Dornsife School of Public Health, students take courses originating from various public health core disciplines.


Joseph Amon, PhD, MSPH
Director of the Office of Global Health
Clinical Professor, Community Health and Prevention

David A. Wood, MBA, MS
Executive Director, Enrollment Management