Government agencies and major foundations are investing billions to combat largely treatable chronic diseases that claim far too many lives in low- and middle-income countries. This specialization is designed to enable students, such as nonprofit administrators, policy analysts, social entrepreneurs and others, to make a meaningful difference in healthcare access and outcomes. Students will navigate the legal and regulatory aspects of health-related industries around the world and evaluate cultural and ethical considerations inherent in global health contexts.
Core Courses (10 units)
Specialization Courses (3 units)
|Foundations of Global Health and Global Burden of Disease|
|Global Health Systems|
|Global Health, Globalization, and Public Policy|
|Grant Writing, Development, and Fundraising|
|Sustainability of Global Health Initiatives|
|Special Topics in Public Policy (Demography, Global Health and Policy)|
About the Final Project
Students may pursue their capstone experience independently or as part of a team. As their final course, students take either the individual research project in an independent study format or the classroom final project class in which students integrate the knowledge they have gained in the core curriculum in work assigned by the instructor. In both cases students are guided by faculty in exploring the body of knowledge on public policy and administration while contributing research of practical value to the field. The capstone 590 thesis project and 498 capstone class count as one unit of credit.