MSGH Online

Global Health

Northwestern University

12 months
3229 USD/module
3229 USD/module
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The Master of Science in Global Health (MSGH), 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 MSGH program’s expert global health faculty come not only from Feinberg Medical School, but also from McCormick School of Engineering, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and Kellogg School of Management to offer a truly interprofessional degree. Students benefit from 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 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.

Program Goals

Global Health addresses some of the most important and novel issues in 21st-century health. Government agencies and major foundations are investing billions to combat largely treatable chronic diseases that claim far too many lives in low- and middle-income countries. Combined with continued strong job growth in the broader healthcare industry — and dynamic changes in population growth and the global economy — there could not be a better time to consider graduate study in global health. 

An interdisciplinary professional program, MSGH graduates at Northwestern University will possess the knowledge, skills and aptitude to:

  • Work effectively in a health-related industry within highly resource-limited settings
  • Navigate the business and legal / regulatory aspects of health-related industries around the world
  • Contribute to the improvement of health outcomes and systems within low and middle-income countries
  • Evaluate and measure health outcomes
  • Secure grants to fund global health initiatives
  • Evaluate and navigate the cultural and ethical considerations inherent in global health contexts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Global Health and Global Burden of Disease
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Research Methods
  • Global Health Systems
  • Global Health, Globalization, and Public Policy
  • Grant Writing, Development, and Fundraising

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 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

    3229 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3229 USD per module during 12 months.
  • National

    3229 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3229 USD per module during 12 months.
  • per course: $3,229


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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