Global Health
& Innovation

Master of Global Health and Innovation

We also offer a graduate certificate in global health and innovation

The Global Health & Innovation Program trains future transformative leaders in global and underserved health.

This program is available at the master or graduate-certificate level. It is for independent critical thinkers driven to improve health systems, whether here or abroad.

Graduates will be prepared to overcome challenges in unconventional and innovative ways, often in resource-limited settings.

It is designed to:

  • enhance existing undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education,
  • provide a global perspective of health care, and
  • create opportunities for low-cost, high-impact innovations.

The program has been developed to help students build a career in global and underserved medicine as they acquire critical knowledge and skill about resource constrained health systems, frugal innovation as well as cultural, social and environmental determinants of health care. This knowledge is not only applicable abroad, but is critical when caring for vulnerable, marginalized populations in the U.S. (i.e., refugee populations) and will help students to be become well-rounded professionals.

The certificate features a highly flexible learning plan with online didactic learning, workshops and full immersion experiences in a resource-limited environment in which students will experience medical care constrained by poverty, lack of resources and understand the impact of economic, social, environmental and cultural barriers.

For capstone projects, students ideally will work in teams and will be encouraged to examine opportunities for innovation that foster health, social and economic change in resource-poor settings. For these projects, students may join with peers from partner universities abroad to complete the didactic and practical portions of their training, and to carry out project ideation, design, implementation and evaluation.

Application Deadline

Early Deadline: May 1
Final Deadline: June 1

Prerequisite Courses

No prerequisites are required.

Entry Term

Fall semester



Program Length

Master: 1 year; Graduate Certificate: 9 months

Credit Hours

Master: 30 credits; Graduate Certificate: 10 credits

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