M.Sc. Online

Global Health

Northwestern University

12 months
3181 USD/module
3181 USD/module
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The Global Health program of Northwestern University is offered in partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Global Health Education, aims to prepare the next generation of leaders for emerging global issues.


The Global Health program of Northwestern University offers students access to a top-ranked academic medical center and dedicated center of expertise. Because the degree can be completed part time and entirely online, students anywhere can access a program of this caliber while maintaining their personal and professional commitments.

The curriculum is designed for clinicians, researchers, epidemiologists, nonprofit administrators, policy analysts, social entrepreneurs, and others who make a meaningful difference in healthcare access and outcomes in the places where it’s needed most. Through a multidisciplinary courses that emphasize both theory and practical application, you'll learn how to improve healthcare outcomes and systems, work effectively in challenging healthcare settings, navigate global regulatory issues, evaluate results, and more.

Career paths

Global Health is one of the 21st century faces of medicine addressing the most important and novel issues in health. Those with appropriately rigorous education in the field will likely find significant professional opportunity.  Notably, recent Bureau of Labor statistics predict the healthcare and social assistance industries will generate twenty-eight percent of all new jobs in the United States. Ten of the twenty fastest growing occupations are related to healthcare.

MSGH graduates set their sights on jobs in government, academia and research institutes, multinational organizations, such as UN agencies, NGOs, donor agencies, consulting companies, and voluntary organizations. The global health market is often considered relevant to at least seven categories of professionals, including:

  • Researchers – focused on curing disease through academia, foundation work or pharmaceutical companies
  • Clinicians – traditional healthcare workers such as doctors and nurses
  • Epidemiologists – those who analyze disease patterns and investigate outbreaks
  • Program managers – area specialists who design, implement, and monitor global health initiatives
  • Program administrators – those who provide administrative support (e.g., accounting, finance, and grant writing) to global health initiatives
  • Social entrepreneurs – those who raise awareness of and implement solutions via social ventures
  • Health policy analysts – those that focus on the policy infrastructures that help improve global health systems and outcomes

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Global Health
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Research Methods
  • Global Health Systems
  • Global Bioethics
  • Globalization & Public Policy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application form
  • Submit a nonrefundable application fee of $75
  • One sealed copy of official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges and universities
  • Two letters of recommendation focusing on academic and professional achievement and ability
  • Statement of purpose
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae
  • TOEFL scores (international student)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3181 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3181 USD per module during 12 months.
  • National

    3181 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3181 USD per module during 12 months.

per course: $3,181


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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