M.Sc. On Campus

Global Health

McMaster University

12 months
11396 CAD/year
4204 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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This interdisciplinary Global Health program at McMaster University integrates business, health sciences, and social sciences, all of which are integral for developing a nuanced understanding of global health in the twenty-first century.


The Global Health program from McMaster University is designed for students looking to gain the skills and experience required for leadership careers within key international health organizations, government agencies, NGOs and the private sector. 

It is developed by the Faculties of Health Sciences, Social Sciences and the DeGroote School of Business in partnership with Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and partner universities in India, Norway, Thailand, Colombia, and Sudan.

Areas of Research

  • Globalization and Equity
  • Global Health Management
  • Global Healths: Disease Burden, Challenges and Changes

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Global Health Foundations 
  • Globalization: An Introduction
  • Health Policy Analysis
  • Research Methods: A Global Health Perpsective
  • Learning Symposium and Field Orientation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B+ (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • B+ (B- for Engineering) minimum average, based on a full year equivalent of final year courses (3rd/4th level) relevant to the program
  • Each program may set additional/higher requirements. Please review the program website for details.
  • Degrees and grades from foreign universities are evaluated for their equivalency to McMaster’s. Please contact the program for specific details.
  • Departments or programs may establish additional requirements, such as scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Admission is competitive: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission
  • The admission decision is not subject to appeal
  • Applicants who do not meet the above mentioned requirements, should consult the Graduate Calendar to determine the requirements for exceptional cases

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11396 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5698 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    4204 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2102 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Hamilton

1163 - 1630 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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