The Master of Science in Global Health aims to acquaint students with general aspects
of global health as well as specific concentrations in more technical international
health subjects. The Global Health program, under the School of Health Care Administration,
emphasizes health issues, determinates, and solutions that go beyond national borders. The
program enhances real-world learning for students and exposes them to international
global health care systems and cultures in countries with little to no resources.
The Master of Science in Global Health degree requires 32 credit hours made up of
11 individual courses. Given the specialized nature of this discipline, the curriculum
is prescriptive in order to provide the student with adequate preparation to enter
either a governmental, non-profit or academic career setting.
A research thesis is required for students pursuing a thesis option M.S. degree. Students
pursuing this option will conduct original research, culminating in a written thesis
that is presented as a seminar and publicly defended.
If the thesis option isn’t chosen, the creative component option must be chosen. The
creative component option is fulfilled by enrolling in HCA 5052 Directed Readings.
This class is 2 credit hours.
Introduction to Global Health
Relief and Development in Global Health
International Health Systems
Emerging Global Infectious Disease
8GLOBAL HEALTH LOCATIONS
Locations where graduate and osteopathic medicine students can do hands-on learning
and service include Belize, Cambodia, Greece, Guatemala, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal and
Research and Faculty
The School of Health Care Administration faculty offer students a broad
foundation in global health including understanding chronic, emerging and re-emerging
health issues; developing ways to address global diseases; and understanding specific
patterns that determine health outcomes.
Admission requirements include a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
While not required, outline any health care experience, if any, and how the applicant
sees the program benefitting their career in the goal statement. Prepare a one to
two page typed double-spaced essay that includes the following: • Description of current job • Description of current and past health care experience, if any • What are your career goals? • How will the HCA program help achieve these goals? • Why are you applying to OSU’s HCA program? • What personal strengths will help you attain your goals? • What personal challenges do you face in achieving your goals?
Cost & Assistance
Oklahoma resident and non-resident tuition rates are applicable to students in the
School of Health Care Administration. Students who take online courses, are charged
a supplemental off-campus fee. Online courses require computer skills, computer equipment,
and Internet access for full participation.