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Master of Public Health in Global Health

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Hybrid

Master of Public Health in Global Health

Improve health and reduce disparities locally and globally.

Engage and collaborate with our local and global communities in addressing public health issues as a socially responsible leader. 

Transformational public health leaders start here.

Open to those with a bachelor’s degree in any field, the Master of Public Health in Global Health (MPH) degree at St. Catherine University develops transformational leaders compelled to advance the well-being of all people. Grounded in a global perspective and social justice lens, this program is for students who are interested in reducing health disparities and addressing disease prevention locally and globally.

You will have opportunities to engage with local, regional and international organizations to gain new skills, work in real-world settings, and meet public health leaders. Through coursework and a practicum experience, you will learn to:

  • Describe the relationship between social determinants of health and inequities
  • Discuss historical structural racism and colonialism and how it impacts health
  • Identify the ways in which policies may reduce or increase social and health inequities
  • Propose sustainable and evidence-based multi-sectoral interventions, considering social determinants of health specific to a local area
  • Analyze relationships and resources of entities influencing global health
  • Develop communication strategies for different audiences and sectors
  • Apply negotiation/mediation skills to address organizational and community challenges

With robust global partnerships, we provide virtual and in person international experiences for all students. These transformative experiences allow you to develop a different lens through which to view health systems and health promotion interventions, and therefore enhance your ability to work in culturally diverse settings, both locally and internationally. For example, our graduates work as researchers, health policy analysts, environmental health advocates, refugee health program managers, and more. 

The program is offered in a hybrid format, combining evening meetings on campus with online learning, providing flexibility for working professionals and those with family responsibilities. The program is open to students of all genders.

Cost & Time

Cost per credit: $869 (2022-23 rates)

Credits required: 44

Time to completion: 2-year, 3-year options

Start: Fall

Accreditation

St. Catherine University's public health program is accredited by The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Learn more here.

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Plan of Study

Below are sample plans of study. For course descriptions and other details, consult the University catalog.

Year 1

  • Fall
    HLTH 6010 Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics I (3cr)
    HLTH 6030 Design and Implementation of Global Health Programs (3cr)
    HLTH 6000 Critical Issues in Global Public Health (3cr)
  • J-Term
    HLTH 6100 Ethics and Human Rights for Global Health (1cr)

 

  • Spring
    HLTH 6020 Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics II (3cr)
    HLTH 6050 Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs (3cr)
    Skill-based elective (3cr)
  • Summer
    HLTH 7100 Practicum (4cr)

Year 2

  • Fall
    HLTH 6130 Social and Behavioral Health Theories and Applications (3cr)
    HLTH 6110 International Perspectives in Environmental Health Sciences (3cr)
    Skill-based elective (3cr)
  • J-Term
    Topic-based elective (2-3cr)

 

  • Spring
    HLTH 6040 Global Health Policy and Governance (3cr)
    HLTH 7200 Capstone (3cr)
    Topic-based electives (4cr)

Year 1

  • Fall
    HLTH 6010 Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics I (3cr)
    HLTH 6000 Critical Issues in Global Public Health (3cr)
  • J-Term
    HLTH 6100 Ethics and Human Rights for Global Health (1cr)

 

  • Spring
    HLTH 6020 Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics II (3cr)
    Skill-based elective (3cr)
  • Summer
    Topic-based elective (2cr)

Year 2

  • Fall
    HLTH 6130 Social and Behavioral Health Theories and Applications (3cr)
    HLTH 6030 Design and Implementation of Global Health Programs (3cr)
  • J-Term
    Topic-based elective (2-3cr)

 

  • Spring
    HLTH 6040 Global Health Policy and Governance (3cr)
    HLTH 6050 Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs (3cr)
  • Summer
    HLTH 7100 Practicum (4cr)

Year 3

  • Fall
    HLTH 6110 International Perspectives in Environmental Health Sciences (3cr)
    Skill-based elective (3cr)

 

  • Spring
    HLTH 7200 Capstone (3cr)
    Topic-based elective (2cr)
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