Master of Public Health in Global Health Practice
One-Year Program for Health professionals
Sample MPH-GH Curriculum (Minimum 42 credit hours)
MPH Core Curriculum
The minimum total credit-hours required is 42.
Dean Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH discusses the One-Year Global Health Program for Health Professionals
This one-year MPH program in Global Health Practice is designed students with strong backgrounds in medicine, nursing or other health professions.
This degree is perfect for health professionals who have specialized knowledge in their fields and desire a greater understanding of the principles of population health and the technical skills that are the foundation of global public health practice.
Students who graduate with this degree will gain a greater understanding of the overall field of global public health as they develop specific skills and enhance their administrative and leadership abilities.
Students study not only in St. Louis, Missouri, but they also have opportunities to take global public health courses in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This allows for a combination of academic classroom experience, cultural and language immersion and practice experience in the field.
Students are required to spend at least one semester abroad or do their practice experience outside of the United States. Documented working proficiency in both English and in a second language at level II or III of the Interagency Language Roundtable is required to complete the MPH in Global Health Practice. Select students will be required to attend language school to meet the ILR level.
Some of the career paths in global health include:
- Global Health and Medicine Practice throughout the world
- Global Health Practice and Research, government and international agencies such as CDC, WHO, PAHO
- Academic Careers in Medicine and Global Health throughout the world
- Faith-based global health and medicine missions and relief organizations
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
The concentration in global health prefers applicants to have a bachelor's degree and be a medical student, physician, a resident or in fellowship training or a practicing health professional (nursing, therapists, dentists, pharmacists or other health professionals).
All applications are considered on an individual basis with a balanced approach. The priority deadline for applications to be considered for a scholarship or graduate research assistantship is March 1. Students who wish to study abroad in their first summer must complete their deposit by March 1.
Visit our Graduate Admission page for more information on application requirements and deadlines.
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