Global Academic Programs

Learn How Global Forces are Shaping Local Communities

Are you ready to take your education to the global level? The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health offers international graduate programs at home and in partnership with universities around the world. Join one of our global programs today to engage in an intellectual and cultural adventure that will change the way you view health, the world, and yourself. 

DrPH in Global Health Leadership

This exciting new professional doctoral degree program prepares scholars to be effective leaders in high-level positions in which they can influence change to solve the world's most challenging and complex public health problems. Based in the Department of Global Health, the DrPH program is a three-year, cohort-based distance program. Classes are delivered in real time via internet video. Scholars meet face-to-face three times a year in each of years one and two of the program. Most in-person sessions take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, although some may take place elsewhere in the U.S. or around the world. Scholars complete their dissertations in year three.

Master of Science in Global Health and Sustainable Development

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.

Master of Science in Product Stewardship

This exciting new master’s degree is the first of its kind in the world: it is the only academic degree available today designed to prepare students for leadership roles in the emerging field of product stewardship. Based in the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health’s Environmental Health Science department, the 30-credit degree can be completed as a part-time or full-time student. Students will take six credits of public health fundamentals, nine credits of environmental health science fundamentals and 15 credits of specialized product stewardship coursework that is taught by industry experts who helped invent the field. Classes are delivered online, in real time, as distance education courses.