University of Notre Dame Master of Science in Global Health

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The program provides science-centric training--by which we mean both natural and social sciences involving laboratory research, survey research, and mathematical modeling--in the emerging field of global health. Global health is a field of study, research and practice that places a priority on achieving equity in health for all people. The program allows students to make connections between classroom training in global health topics and the real health needs of the world’s poor and underserved through hands-on experience. It provides, within the framework of a premier Catholic research university, a mixture of classroom and experiential learning where science is understood in the context of its promise to improve the health of those people who are disproportionately affected by preventable diseases. Our primary goal is to prepare students in this program for a lifelong appreciation of the crippling burdens societies suffer from disease, especially those in low- and middle-income countries. More importantly, beyond recognizing the burden of disease, students are prepared to make a positive contribution to alleviating this burden, through research, training or service. The uniqueness of the program is its focus on science, health and the poor


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