Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.
WHY A MASTER'S IN GLOBAL HEALTH?
Featuring major partnerships with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and other top-notch research institutes and medical centers, this one-year master’s degree places you at the center of the action, allowing you to gain hands-on training, expertise, and key management and leadership skills in the field of global health.
As global health crises challenge governments and healthcare practitioners, who must confront mass migration, natural disasters, and failing governance structures, the need for professionals to manage and oversee functioning healthcare systems has never been greater.
Begin your first semester in Kenya, in Milimani and the lakeside city of Kisumu, one of the largest cities on the Lake Victoria Basin. At the SIT center in Kisumu, you will learn how high burdens of infectious and non-communicable diseases are managed under experts at the Kenya Medical Research Institute at the Centre for Global Health Research, which hosts the CDC.
During your second semester in New Delhi, India, explore how burgeoning populations handle diverse healthcare systems, drawing from SIT’s pool of resources, partner organizations, and health experts including the South East Asia Regional Office of the World Health Organization. Witness stark differences in healthcare standards from urban to rural regions and examine healthcare delivery, policy, design, administration, and management alongside NGOs, healthcare workers, activists, and community leaders.
In your final semester, self-design a practicum in a location of your choosing based on your own academic and professional goals. Our faculty will help guide you through SIT’s extensive network of partners across continents.
Led by co-chairs with extensive global experience specializing in epidemiology, gender, health, and human rights, you will attain an unparalleled understanding of how to meet today’s critical global issues facing healthcare professionals around the world.