Come to UCSF to gain global health knowledge, skills, and experience in one transformative year. The interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes research methods, population health, and the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health in a globalized world. Become prepared for a career in research, policy, organizational leadership, academia, or program management and evaluation.
Your Future in Global Health
Past Students and Faculty Talk about the Program
The Master of Science in Global Health program looks for students with leadership potential, experience working with underserved populations, and a commitment to improving health and reducing inequities worldwide.
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Master's Program in Global Health Celebrates 10 Years of Impact
From its first class in 2008, with just seven students, to the current class of 36, the Institute for Global Health Sciences master’s program has given its students the breadth of tools and skills they need to succeed in global health careers.
Global Health Research Is about Being Adaptable and Diligent and Working Together
Global health works just like a gear because in order to create a positive force, not only must each cog and its teeth be functional, but multiple cogs must fit into each other and work together.
Understanding the Relationship Between Livestock, Snakes and Livelihoods in Costa Rica
If you are thinking, “Is that even a real problem?” you are not alone. According to the WHO, each year snakebite envenomation will cause more than 400,000 permanent disabilities and over 125,000 human deaths, making snakes the third deadliest animal on the planet.
This Is What Community Engagement Looks Like
While he was sharing his experience with me, I was thinking about why he was so open with me. Upon reflection, I believe it was because he felt safe and comfortable, and because he saw me as a trusted friend.
Why We Should Rethink Obesity
Many industries and diet fads have sprung up in response to the obesity epidemic, all promising weight loss and multiple health benefits. Those industries are now worth in the excess of $66 billion, yet in the past two decades, we have seen a 30 percent increase in obesity.
Life at a community health clinic in rural Mexico
As my project continues to evolve, I’ve learned that regardless of culture, language or country, there are some similarities in the human condition that transcend borders. Staff turnover is high due to low pay; marginalized populations will forgo health needs to pay bills...