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M.Sc. Degree Options

Global Health program students may choose to complete their degree requirements via thesis or course work. Below are the requirements for each degree.


M.Sc. by Thesis

Students taking the thesis option will spend the remainder of the summer and, can take the fall term to complete their research and theses, which may involve the collection and analysis of field data or developing major conceptual works based on the literature.

Requirements for thesis-based students include:

Course requirements

Completion of the program with at least a B- standing, a minimum of five (5) graduate half-courses which must include:

  • GLOB HTH *701 / Global Health Foundations I
  • GLOBALST *710 / Globalization: An Introduction
  • HTH RS M *721 / Fundamentals of Health Research and Evaluation Methods
  • BUSINESS *C721 / Health Policy Analysis
  • GLOBALST *702 / Topics in Globalization Studies II
  • and one additional half course from the selected field of interest decided by the student in conjunction with his/her supervisory committee which may be at the 600 level.

Successful completion of:

GLOB HTH *710 / Learning Symposium and Field Orientation

Thesis:

Completion of a thesis on an approved global health issue and defend the thesis at a final oral examination.


M.Sc. by Course Work

Requirements

Requirements for the course-based M.Sc. degree include:

Course requirements

Completion of the program with at least a B- standing, a minimum of eight (8) graduate half courses which must include the five required courses:

  • GLOB HTH *701 / Global Health Foundations I
  • GLOBALST *710 / Globalization: An Introduction
  • HTH RS M *721 / Fundamentals of Health Research and Evaluation Methods
  • BUSINESS *C721 / Health Policy Analysis
  • GLOB HTH *702 / Global Health Foundations II
  • two courses from the selected field of interest and an additional course from the elective offerings.

Successful completion of:

GLOB HTH *710 / Learning Symposium and Field Orientation

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