GU Offers New Master's in Global Health
Published: Friday, January 18, 2013
Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013 02:01
Five of Georgetown’s institutions will collaborate to offer a Master of Science in Global Health starting next fall.
Faculty from the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the Georgetown University School of Medicine, the Georgetown Law Center and the Georgetown Public Policy Institute will teach courses for the program. Bernhard Liese, chair of the department of international health in the NHS, will direct the program.
Graduate students in the program will be able to choose from five concentrations: disease prevention and control; health policy and financing; health and development in Africa; demography and reproductive health; and trade and health. The new degree is designed to be completed in a full-time, three-semester program with 17 credits in global health core classes, nine concentration-specific credits, 10 field-research modules and scholarly project credits.
The relatively short program will allow both postgraduates and professionals returning to school to take advantage of the program.
“The possibility of completing the three-semester degree, if necessary using the summer, in one calendar year is very attractive,” Liese wrote on the university website Jan. 8.
The program, which will be run through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, emphasizes research and application as its learning objectives.
According to Liese, the details of the program will be finalized in the next few months as initial faculty meetings and the advisory committee meeting take place.
The program is now accepting applications for next fall.