Who Should Apply

The Master of Science in Global Health program looks for students with leadership potential, experience working with underserved populations, a strong academic record, and a commitment to improving health and reducing inequities worldwide.

The program welcomes students from all academic and professional backgrounds who demonstrate how their academic discipline and career goals relate to global health. The program places a very high value on the diversity of students who enroll and reviews all applicants holistically. Applicants who come from traditionally underrepresented populations and students who have faced hardships are encouraged to apply. See our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education statement.

Admissions Criteria

We accept applications from students from all academic backgrounds. Diversity of experience enhances dialogue in our classes, creating immersive experiences that mimic global health leadership settings where decisions on program implementation, funding, policy change, and more are made. Our student body is united in its commitment to conducting excellent impact-driven work, and we seek a demonstrated track record for this based on grade-point average, diversity of courses taken in undergraduate studies, letters of recommendation, and more.

You must have the following qualifications to apply:

  • Bachelor's degree, or the equivalent from an accredited institution, with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of at least one college-level course in mathematics (e.g., calculus, algebra, statistics) or sciences (biology, chemistry, physics), with at least a B grade.
  • English proficiency for non-native speakers

Frequently Asked Questions


September 15, 2023
Application opens for the 2024-2025 academic year

February 15, 2024
Priority deadline for international students

March 15, 2024
Priority deadline for merit scholarship consideration

June 14, 2024
Application deadline

September 2024
Admitted students begin courses

Information Sessions

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