M.Sc. On Campus

Science in Global Health

Duke Kunshan University

24 months
51862 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Global Health (MScGH) at Duke Kunshan University is modeled after the highly successful Master’s Program at Duke University -- one of the first programs of its kind in the United States. Our Duke Kunshan program graduates receive a Master of Science degree from Duke University in Durham, NC USA.


Our vision is to create a vibrant community that is known world-wide for its academic excellence and its impact in helping to meet the global health challenges of today and tomorrow and to achieve health equity worldwide, especially in China, neighboring Asian countries, and other Low-and Middle-Income Countries. We achieve our vision through our mission of training the next generation of global health researchers, practitioners, and leaders through a high-quality educational program and participation in research.

The Master of Science in Global Health (MScGH) at Duke Kunshan University emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration, a research experience, mentorship from expert faculty, and a China-based education with opportunities to study in Kunshan, China, Durham, USA, and a third fieldwork research site. We prepare our graduates to make an impact in the reduction of health disparities globally and locally.

Our Students

In this program you will develop an understanding of the most important global health concepts and challenges. You will gain a solid foundation in global health research methods, with a focus on ethics and working in cross-cultural settings. And you will learn to understand, evaluate and compare health systems and health interventions from around the world.

  • Average student age is approximately 24
  • Multicultural student body representing 13 countries to date
  • MSc-GH students received undergraduate degrees in fields such as medicine, public health, biology, engineering, law, economics, policy, business
  • Cohort size is typically 10-15 students per year
  • Graduates hold rewarding positions with academic, governmental, non-governmental, international, and corporate organizations or are pursuing medical or Ph.D.-level training at the top universities in the world


A Duke global health education provides you with a solid foundation in research, communication and management; a strong understanding of working across diverse cultures, environments and political contexts; and a robust alumni network around the world. From delivering care in times of peace or conflict to analyzing global health issues to evaluating business models, logistics and supply chains, you will have the skills, experience and connections to pursue a broad range of global health careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Health Field Research: Planning and Skill Development
  • Ethics for Global Health Research
  • Health Systems in Developing Countries 
  • Qualitative Research Method
  • Program Evaluation for Health
  • Deconstructing Global Injury Control and Prevention through Systematic Review Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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38 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Non-US citizen without US permanent residency
  • You must hold the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Official TOEFL score (minimum score of 90 required) or IELTS score (minimum score of 7.0 required)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51862 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51862 USD per year during 24 months.
  • RMB 340,797 per year

Living costs for Kunshan

3980 - 6290 CNY /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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