Students pursuing the Global Health Concentration must fulfill the requirements of their respective divisions or programs. In addition, the Global Health Concentration requires the student to complete the following courses. As part of the Global Health Concentration, it is strongly encouraged that students focus their Master’s Thesis on a Global Health issue.
Students pursuing the GHC may also propose courses not listed here as potential GHC electives. In this case, students must complete the required GHC Alternative Elective Form. Requests must be approved before the YSPH Course registration deadline. Upon receiving this form, the YSPH GHC program will let you know if this course meets GHC elective requirements.
GHC COURSE REQUIREMENTS (4 course units)
Global Health Foundations
Critical Issues in Global Health
Global Health Capstone
Three courses from at least two of the perspectives of public health
**Student must complete a global health focused internship in a low to middle income country. If the student has already had 10-12 weeks of global health experience, they can do an internship based in the United States or another high-income country as long as it is pertinent to global health; otherwise, they must do an internship abroad. This alternative option must be approved by the GHC office prior to the start of the internship. All GHC students conducting an international internship must complete the International Pre-Departure Training held in the spring semester of their first year.