The world's population continues to grow, with projections forecasting about 9 billion citizens by 2040.* That growth creates a global need for public health professionals who may develop innovative solutions that promote equitable access to care. Help eradicate health disparities when you earn your master's in global health from Southern New Hampshire University.
You'll become an advocate for a world without health vulnerabilities when you have a Master of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Global Health. From analyzing health trends in a public health office to implementing educational programs in the field, your degree can keep you focused on the issues in your community or take you to a country in dire need of assistance. Our program aligns with the competencies and domains defined by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), strengthening both your skill set and your mind-set for this life-changing profession.
SNHU's global health master's program puts you on a path toward progress. By joining the global health movement, you invest in the world by working toward access to equitable healthcare across all borders. Our online degree prepares you to raise awareness of health as a basic human right, whether it's through research, financial assistance or policy analysis.
Program outcomes include:
In addition to the program outcomes, students enrolled in the Global Health concentration will:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your online master's in global health at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Your master’s in global health positions you for opportunities within disaster relief organizations, multilateral agencies, research institutions, and both governmental and non-governmental agencies. From designing educational platforms to analyzing today’s health issues, you’ll open yourself up to a variety of roles in the field that allow to you serve on a global level.
The global health concentration takes your public health degree further into worldwide well-being. Our program pairs a solid foundation of public health issues with three courses that allow you to specialize in the principles and policies of the global health environment.
Taught by faculty who’ve worked in the field, the degree also aligns to the competencies instituted by the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH).
This course is a required, foundational course. It acquaints the student with the history of public health, the structure of the public health system, the ten essentials services, and the core knowledge areas in order to gain an understanding of the complex factors impacting health behaviors in the community. This course is designed to introduce the students to the range of public health professions and to motivate their interests in public health courses. The course also will introduce the development of a professional portfolio.
The course introduces students to the basics of research design and methodology in public health. It provides coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods. Topics include: development of a hypothesis, sampling, data collection and structure, survey design and administration, and analytic interpretation. In public health, carefully designed research studies and their results are critical in the development of evidence-based policies, programs, and interventions. Students apply their knowledge acquired in the course by developing a research proposal. Research skills are in high demand by public health employers.
The course provides a foundation in the application of social and behavioral sciences to public health. Social and behavior theories are examined in terms of understanding health-related behavior and applying these theories to health promotion. The course covers existing social inequalities in health status related to race, social class and gender and the critical intersection between social risk factors, behavioral risk factors and the development and implementation of public health interventions.
This course offers students an overview of basic concepts in environmental sciences, an understanding of the health impact of various environmental exposures, and the public health approach to controlling and eliminating environmental health risks. The effects of agents on disease, water quality, air quality, food safety, and land resources are explored.
Students in this course examine the health services system in the U. S., the role of healthcare policy and management, and the health delivery system. The recent healthcare reform legislation and its implications are explored. Topics include: the origins of the US healthcare system, health behaviors and disease, the management of health service personnel and organizations.
This course explores the key approaches used to conduct and evaluate effective public health programs. Topics include: collection of primary data, analysis of data, presentation of findings for the target audience, and information systems and technology in the planning and evaluation processes.
This is the synthesis course of the Master of Science in Public Health program, which allows students the opportunity to apply the theory, principles and science of public health in a capstone project. This culminating experience requires students to synthesize and integrate knowledge and skills acquired throughout coursework in an original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in public health. In addition, the students reflect on the experience to their instructor and peers.
This course focuses on research designs and methods to describe measures of disease occurrence and risk factor associations utilizing quantitative information to ascertain whether relationships exist between risk or protective factors and diseases in population. When looking at potential causal associations, it explores the role of chance, bias, and confounding and effect modification and how this may influence the design and interpretation of epidemiologic studies.
This course provides students with a basic foundation of biostatistics and its role in public health and health sciences. The course covers the statistical principles that govern the analysis of data in public health and health sciences. Included in this course are exploratory data analysis, probability theory, confidence interval testing, hypotheses testing, power and sample size determination, and multivariable methods.
Provides an overview of the history of global health, the diversity of determinants of health and disease, and the importance of ethics and human rights. Examines major global health challenges, contemporary issues, and policies. Topics include: health systems, health disparities, culture and health, nutrition, maternal and child health, infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, and natural disaster and humanitarian relief.
Explore the historical evolution of global health, policies that have shaped the field, and the international community's response to health determinants around the world. Critically analyze the roles and relationships of local, national, and international actors. Students synthesize policy, practice and partnerships, which are essential for improving health in low and middle income countries.
Examine how people, organizations, companies and governments can work together to solve some of the most complex global health issues. Using real-world examples, students examine situations, programs and partnerships and analyze innovative solutions in each presented case. From reducing child mortality to improving health through multifaceted interventions that address multiple determinants of health, students learn how global public health efforts have improved the health of populations, even in the poorest countries, worldwide.
Total Credits: 9
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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