This unique 31-credit Masters of Science program uses online facilitation to help advance your career in the field of Global Health.

Through an approach anchored on interprofessional and ethical reasoning, graduates of this MS program will be able to effectively take on leadership roles in global public health practice and advance health equity and social justice around the world. The program focuses on providing a broad set of knowledge and skills for research and practice to tackle the most pressing health challenges of the present and the future. Students will specialize in one of two areas of concentration: Implementation and Dissemination Science or Global Health Monitoring and Evaluation. Alternatively, students may elect to pursue a generalized track, with no area of concentration. The generalized the curriculum will consist of the online core and a representative selection of credits from each of the other, existing areas of concentration. International students: please be advised that this program is not eligible for F-1 or J-1 student visa sponsorship.

Details, Dates & Deadlines

Program Details

Class Format


Program Location


Program Length

30-60 months

Credits to Complete


Cost/Credit Hour

In State: $783
Out of State: $997

  • Online application
  • 3 letters of recommendation 
  • $75 application fee
  • Official transcripts
  • 300–500 word essay
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • CV or resume

Dates & Deadlines

Fall Deadline: July 1 

Maximum Flexibility
The M.S. in Global Health is a 31-credit graduate program offered in an asynchronous online environment with elective in-person components. This means that we offer maximum flexibility to meet the needs of working professionals. There are no online meetings or set times when you'll need to log in; just submit your coursework before the posted deadline, and check back in for feedback from your instructors and classmates. 

As a student in this program, you will acquire expertise in global health. Your classmates will most likely be practicing professionals with a background in health care policies, systems, practices or clinicians and health administrators interested in increasing their knowledge and skills in the global arena.

Program Completion Timeline

  • All concentration courses will be offered at least once each year to enable you to complete the program within 2.5 years. 
  • Although most students complete the program 2.5 years, you will be allowed up to five years to complete the program.

Program Contacts


Arielle Faulkner
Admissions Counselor 


Carlos A. Faerron Guzmán, M.D., M.Sc.
Program Director


  • Meet Your Faculty

    This interprofessional, university-wide global health program offers courses taught by faculty from across the different UMB schools (University of Maryland Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Law, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Social Work.

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