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Why study Global Health online through OSU?

Health care is the fastest growing employment base today. The MS in Global Health program prepares students to understand chronic, emerging, and re-emerging global health issues and examine possible measures to address them. 
The MS in Global Health is also designed to prepare graduates to comprehend differences in global health care systems using a historical and socio-political context. Students will also study and distinguish among the roles and interactions of governmental agencies in global health.  Courses are taught by faculty with expertise and experience in the healthcare field.


This 32 hour, fully online program has a thesis or practicum option for students. The course are taught by OSU faculty who teach students to address current local, national, and international health problems through approaches that apply recent and impactful empirical scientific knowledge. 


  • Program courses are offered using 8- and 16-week formats.
  • Courses are taught asynchronously so students can fit them into their schedules.

The Health Care Administration program also offers three graduate certificates that can be earned independently.


  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Administration: Finance
  • Health Care Administration: Global Health



The curriculum is prescriptive in order to provide students with adequate preparation to enter a governmental, non-profit, or academic career setting.

  • Introduction to Global Health
  • Relief and Development in Global Health
  • Understanding Global Burden of Disease
  • Seminar in Global Health
  • International Health Systems
  • Emerging Global Infectious Diseases
  • Problems and Issues in Global Health
  • International Health Systems
  • Directed Readings in Health Care
  • Global Environment and Occupational Health
  • Health Aspects of Disasters



Applications are accepted throughout the year. Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester.


To apply to the Global Health program, complete the following:

  • Graduate College application
  • Official transcripts from each college or university you have attended or are currently attending.
  • Provide a one- to two-paged typed, double-spaced goal statement that includes the following:
    • Description of your current job
    • Description of current and past health care experience, if any.
    • What are your career goals?
    • How will the Global Health program help you in achieving these goals?
    • Why are you applying to OSU’s Global Health program?
    • What personal strengths will help you attain your goals?
    • What personal challenges do you face in achieving your goals?



2020-2021 Estimated Cost Per Credit Hour
  Resident Non-Resident
Tuition $260.45 $360.00
Fees $166.05 $166.05
Total $396.50 $526.05
* This is only an estimate of costs, based on currently approved 2020–2021 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks or exam and course fees. Costs will vary if coursework is not fully completed online. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer


 Scholarships and Financial Aid


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