Master of Science in Global Health and Sustainable Development

Master of Science in Global Health and Sustainable Development

Prepare for Global Action

A united worldwide effort is underway to accelerate solutions to the world’s most complex and urgent global public health challenges. The MS in Global Health and Sustainable Development Program is designed for early to mid-careerists who would like a broad, contemporary foundation of knowledge, skills and abilities in global health. Graduates apply their expertise in varied roles that contribute to meeting global health goals that aim to improve health and wellbeing for people everywhere.

The global action plan led by the World Health Organization and other leading health and development organizations includes strategies that emphasize effective, sustainable policies and programs that, in addition to health and well-being, also prioritize health equity and social justice as pre-requisites for health and well-being for all. Our program supports these goals.

What You Will Do

Graduates complete the program well-positioned to assume roles that support values represented by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals priorities:

  • No poverty
  • Zero hunger
  • Good health and well-being
  • Quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Industry innovation and infrastructure
  • Reduced inequalities
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Climate action
  • Life below water
  • Life on land
  • Peace, justice and strong institutions
  • Partnerships that support these goals

Places You Will Go

Graduates may find positions in a wide variety of organizations including local, state and national agencies, nonprofit organizations, foundations, academic institutions, for-profit companies, contract research organizations, NGOs and IGOs, and others. They may serve as analysts, program coordinators, managers, technical specialists, program officers, and other roles.

Our Curriculum

Our program and courses prepare students with a broad, contemporary foundation of knowledge, skills and abilities in global health. This includes attention to public health across low, middle and high income countries as well as the social, economic, political, and organizational conditions that comprise the environmental backdrop for health and well-being.

MS in Global Health and Sustainable Development Curriculum

For More Information

Individuals interested in this degree program are encouraged to contact the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Office of Student Services at +1 (317) 274-2000 to speak with one of our admissions advisors who are happy to answer questions or schedule a visit to the school.

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