Curriculum

MS in Global Health and Sustainable Development

The Program Model

We value an interdisciplinary approach to learning about global health that brings to bear relevant knowledge from a broad range of disciplines using an integrated, practical approach.  In addition to foundational public health knowledge based in the natural and social sciences, we also value contributions from the arts and humanities that serve to ensure the wholistic perspective necessary for achieving goals across cultures, whether at home or abroad.  

The MS in Global Health and Sustainable Development program is delivered online. Most classes meet in real time via synchronous, Internet video and audio. You must have a reliable, high speed Internet connection to participate in the program. 

We welcome students from Indiana and around the world. We strive for diversity in our study body in the firm belief that diverse perspectives brought to bear in the classroom improve the quality of learning for all. 

More information about program logistics is provided during an online program orientation meeting or by speaking directly to a program representative.

Curriculum

The curriculum consists of 30 credit hours comprised of four 3 credit hour general core courses in public health and six additional 3 credit hour courses on a variety of global public health topics.

Take all 4 courses for a total of 12 credits

  • P510 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
  • P511 Comprehensive Methods and Applications in Biostatistics and Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • P512 Communication & Leadership (3 credits)
  • P513 Planning, Evaluation & Management (3 credits)

Take all 6 courses for a total of 18 credits

  • A641 Introduction to Global Health and Sustainable Development (3 credits)
  • A642 Poverty, Decent Work, and Inequality (3 credits)
  • A643 Water and Sanitation (3 credits)
  • A644 Sustainable Production and Consumption (3 credits)
  • A645 Resilient Cities and Communities (3 credits)
  • A646 Preservation and Restoration of Land and Sea (3 credits)

Full Time and Part Time Options to Fit Your Schedule

Whether you wish to go to school full time or you prefer to go part time to accommodate work or family obligations, we can meet your needs. Below are sample schedules showing you how you might schedule your courses for each option.

Fall Year 1

  • A641 Introduction to Global Health and Sustainable Development (3 credits)
  • A642 Poverty, Decent Work, and Inequality (3 credits)
  • A645 Resilient Cities and Communities (3 credits)

Spring Year 1

  • P510 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
  • P511 Comprehensive Methods and Applications in Biostatistics and Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • A644 Sustainable Production and Consumption (3 credits)
  • A646 Preservation and Restoration of Land and Sea (3 credits)

Summer Year

  • P512 Communication & Leadership (3 credits)
  • P513 Planning, Evaluation & Management (3 credits)
  • A643 Water and Sanitation (3 credits)

Fall Year 1

  • A641 Introduction to Global Health and Sustainable Development (3 credits)
  • P510 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)

Spring Year 1

  • P511 Comprehensive Methods and Applications in Biostatistics and Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • A644 Sustainable Production and Consumption (3 credits)

Summer Year 1

  • P512 Communication & Leadership (3 credits)
  • A643 Water and Sanitation (3 credits)

Fall Year 2

  • A642 Poverty, Decent Work, and Inequality (3 credits)
  • A645 Resilient Cities and Communities (3 credits)

Spring Year 2

  • A646 Preservation and Restoration of Land and Sea (3 credits)
  • P513 Planning, Evaluation & Management (3 credits)

Spring Year 1

  • P510 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
  • P511 Comprehensive Methods and Applications in Biostatistics and Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • A641 Introduction to Global Health and Sustainable Development (3 credits)

Summer Year 1

  • A643 Water and Sanitation (3 credits)
  • P512 Communication & Leadership (3 credits)
  • P513 Planning, Evaluation & Management (3 credits)

Fall Year 1

  • A642 Poverty, Decent Work, and Inequality (3 credits)
  • A645 Resilient Cities and Communities (3 credits)

Spring Year 2

  • A644 Sustainable Production and Consumption (3 credits)
  • A646 Preservation and Restoration of Land and Sea (3 credits)

Spring Year 1

  • P510 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
  • A641 Introduction to Global Health and Sustainable Development (3 credits)

Summer Year 1

  • P511 Comprehensive Methods and Applications in Biostatistics and Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • A643 Water and Sanitation (3 credits)

Fall Year 1

  • A642 Poverty, Decent Work, and Inequality (3 credits)
  • A645 Resilient Cities and Communities (3 credits)

Spring Year 2

  • A644 Sustainable Production and Consumption (3 credits)
  • A646 Preservation and Restoration of Land and Sea (3 credits)

Summer Year 2

  • P512 Communication & Leadership (3 credits)
  • P513 Planning, Evaluation & Management (3 credits)
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

As the UN Sustainable Development Goals evolve and change over time, we will likewise continuously update our courses to reflect current global public health action priorities. 

However, our program also aims to prepare students with specific competencies that withstand the test of time. Once mastered, these program competencies provide graduates with the skills and abilities to adapt and effectively meet new challenges and realities as they evolve.

A number of good competency models have been developed for global health. Our curriculum correlates with a competency model developed by the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH).

Detailed course competency mapping information is available upon request.