The new Online MPH in Global Health will train working professionals and remote students to solve emerging global public health challenges and implement programs designed to improve health in communities and countries around the world.
I am very pleased that we are now able to deliver our expertise in Global Health through the Online MPH program. In public health we must work internationally and collaboratively to solve the health challenges we face today and tomorrow...
Dean Iman Hakim
To help prepare the next-generation of professionals to solve emerging global public health challenges, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health now offers a new Online MPH in Global Health. The new degree program will train working professionals and remote students in the systems and methods used to implement international health programs and conduct global public health research.
Now accepting applications for Fall 2023, the Online MPH concentration in Global Health program builds on the experience and expertise the college has refined through the in-person MPH in Global Health program that has been taught for more than twenty years. The new program also benefits significantly from the college’s Global Health Institute which has developed many partnerships with universities around the world, supports faculty with global expertise, and promotes unique student opportunities for international study and research.
Offered by the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, the Online MPH degree in Global Health guides students through the history of global responses to health problems, and provides a rich understanding of the social, environmental, political, and economic determinants of health in a global context. Global Health faculty bring a depth of experience in the international arena – conducting research, establishing clinics, and implementing community-based health education programs. Course offerings include global health, international nutrition, infectious disease epidemiology, and changing health policy.
To connect program participants to resources, networks, and career opportunities in global health and development, each student will be assigned a faculty mentor who will work with them throughout their time in the program. The competencies provided by the Online MPH in Global Health, as detailed on the program website, define a powerful set of professional skills that students are expected to have acquired upon completion of the program.
In addition to the general admission requirements for the MPH Program, factors considered in the determination of a candidate’s potential for success in the Global Health concentration include work or volunteer experience with underserved populations. The Global Health concentration encourages people with a variety of professional and academic backgrounds to apply. Our graduates include nurses, nutritionists, social workers, teachers and physicians.
“I am very pleased that we are now able to deliver our expertise in Global Health through the Online MPH program,” says Iman Hakim, Dean of the Zuckerman College of Public Health, “In public health we must work internationally and collaboratively to solve the health challenges we face today and tomorrow as our climate changes and humans increasingly confront environmental threats. A big ‘thank you’ to the teams in our Office of Academic Affairs, MEZCOPH Online Programs, our Global Health Institute, and Arizona Online for making this happen.”