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?
As global health crises increase, governments and healthcare practitioners 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. This one-year master’s degree program features 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. At the center of the action, you will gain hands-on training, expertise, and key management and leadership skills in the field of global health.
Begin your first semester in Geneva, Switzerland, where you will meet with health policymakers and engage with technical experts at WHO and the UN. From Geneva, you will travel to Milimani, Kenya, to the SIT center in the lakeside city of Kisumu in the Lake Victoria Basin. 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, drawing from SIT’s pool of resources, partner organizations, and health experts including the South East Asia Regional Office of the World Health Organization, you will explore how burgeoning populations handle diverse healthcare systems. 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.