Duke University to Establish New Global Health Masters

Add another university to the list of those that have opened their doors to the field of global health.  Duke University is set to join NYU’s Masters in Global Public Health, George Washington’s Masters of Public Health in Global Health, and UC’s recently added Masters of Science in Global Health.  And let’s not forget the LLM Masters of Law global health program at Georgetown University (my not-quite-yet alma mater).

Duke University has approved a new Masters degree–Master of Science in Global Health.  The degree will be offered through the Graduate School and administered by the Duke Global Health Institute

“Understanding how to reduce health disparities requires an interdisciplinary perspective, yet the study of health in academic institutions is traditionally confined within disciplinary boundaries,” said DGHI director Michael Merson. “We are proud to be one of the first universities in the country to offer a Master of Science in Global Health that will prepare health professionals, policy makers, researchers and others to approach global health from many perspectives.”

The program focus on disease causation and prevention, global environmental health, global health policy and management, and population sciences and will require an international fieldwork experience of at least 10 weeks.

In recent years, Duke has created a Certificate in Global Health for undergraduates and graduate students, a Global Health Focus Cluster for first- and second-year undergraduates, a Global Health Third Year Study Program for medical students, a postdoctoral fellowship in Global Health, and the Global Health Residency offered jointly by the Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health and DGHI.

Apply online to Duke’s Masters program here.


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