Online Science in Global Health Programs

Help solve the emerging challenges of the 21st century.


We are all interconnected.

The health of human populations around the world is inextricably linked to the health of animals and our environment. As we aim to improve health outcomes and achieve equity in health for all people worldwide, it is more critical than ever to bring together experts from numerous fields — medicine, engineering, veterinary medicine, anthropology, communication, economics, sociology, and more — to tackle these issues head-on. The One Health approach relies on collaboration across disciplines and cultures to find effective and lasting solutions to the emerging global health challenges of the 21st century.

The Master of Science in Global Health and the Graduate Certificate in Global Health programs are designed to empower graduates with the tools and skills necessary to address global health challenges. Though the programs are located within the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, they were initiated by the MSU Institute for Global Health. The programs’ faculty and courses represent many different colleges and disciplines within the university, such as Veterinary Medicine, Human Medicine, Social Science, Arts and Letters, as well as non-governmental organizations and other agencies with a focus on global health. Students will have unique opportunities to learn from experienced global health practitioners and researchers from around the world.  


Program Information

Online Master of Science in Global Health

  • The Master of Science in Global Health (MSGH) is a two-year program designed to equip graduates with critical conceptual and practice skills through rigorous coursework offered by a multidisciplinary faculty.
  • Nine courses, 42 credits
  • See curriculum
  • In the program’s second year, students are invited to participate in an existing global course in one of nine countries, and or an independent elective at a location of their choice.
  • Prior to completing the degree, students will develop a capstone project as a synthesis and application of the knowledge, tools, and skills acquired throughout the program.

 Online Certificate in Global Health

  • The Certificate in Global Health is a time-flexible program that allows students to enhance their knowledge, skills, and multidisciplinary strengths and think critically about how they apply to global health practice.
  • Three courses, 9 credits
  • See curriculum
  • Credits are all transferable between the Certificate and Master degree programs, allowing students to pursue the Online Master of Science program in the future if they wish.


The Master of Science and Certificate programs are designed for students from a variety of backgrounds who have a passion for global health. Both programs accept recent graduates, current professional students, and clinical professionals from any discipline that could make an impact on global health challenges. 


Join us in Advancing the Common Good with Uncommon Will through one of our Global Health programs!

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