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G-123 Hans Rosling Center for Population Health
206-221-4970
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For undergraduates, the department offers an undergraduate minor, and collaborates with the School of Public Health to support a Global Health Option within the Public Health-Global Health undergraduate major. For graduate and professional students, the department offers a Master of Public Health, a Doctor of Global Health Leadership & Practice (DrGH), and two PhD options: Global Health Metrics & Implementation Science and Pathobiology. Three graduate certificate offerings are available for graduate students, as well as a global health pathway for UW medical students. The department applies a strong cross-cutting focus on social justice and equity to its current and emerging focus areas, including: global environmental change; health economics; health metrics and evaluation; health system strengthening and implementation science; infectious diseases; injury and violence prevention; laboratory sciences; medicines safety; mental health; and women’s, adolescents’ and children’s health.

 Undergraduate Program


Global Health

G-123 Hans Rosling Center for Population Health
206-685-1292
ghminor@uw.edu

 Program of Study: Minor: Global Health


Program Overview

The Global Health Minor provides undergraduate students with an overview of the major problems and policy issues in global health. Students are able to understand and discuss the determinants of global health and global responses to health problems, and to engage actively in efforts to improve health as global citizens. Students graduating with a Global Health Minor demonstrate a basic understanding of the following for both developing country and other low-resource settings: the burden of the most important health problems contributing to excess morbidity and mortality; major historical, political, social, environmental, and economic determinants of adverse health; the pathophysiology of the most prevalent infectious and chronic diseases and medical and public health approaches for prevention and treatment; the current and historic health programs and policies designed to address major health problems; and how to critically analyze relevant topics in the literature and popular press.

This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Minor in Global Health

 Minor in Global Health


Credential Overview

The Global Health Minor provides undergraduate students with an overview of the major problems and policy issues in global health. Students are able to understand and discuss the determinants of global health and global responses to health problems, and to engage actively in efforts to improve health as global citizens. Students graduating with a Global Health Minor demonstrate a basic understanding of the following for both developing country and other low-resource settings: the burden of the most important health problems contributing to excess morbidity and mortality; major historical, political, social, environmental, and economic determinants of adverse health; the pathophysiology of the most prevalent infectious and chronic diseases and medical and public health approaches for prevention and treatment; current and historic health programs and policies designed to address major health problems; and how to critically analyze relevant topics in the literature and popular press.

Completion Requirements

30 credits:

  1. Required courses (9 credits): G H 101/GEOG 180/JSIS B 180; G H 201; and G H 210 or G H 410
  2. Perspectives in global health series (2 credits): G H 401 and G H 402
  3. Electives (to bring total to 30 credits): Minimum of one elective course from each of the four content areas selected from a list of approved courses available from the Department of Global Health website
  4. Minimum 15 credits outside the student's major
  5. Minimum 15 credits completed through the UW
  6. Minimum 15 upper-division credits
  7. Minimum 2.0 grade in courses applied to the minor

 Graduate Programs


Global Health

G-123 Hans Rosling Center for Population Health
206-685-1292

 Program of Study: Doctor of Global Health (Leadership and Practice)


This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Doctor of Global Health (Leadership and Practice)
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 Doctor of Global Health (Leadership and Practice)


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 Program of Study: Doctor of Philosophy (Global Health: Global Health Metrics & Implementation Sciences)


This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Global Health: Global Health Metrics & Implementation Sciences)
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 Doctor of Philosophy (Global Health: Global Health Metrics & Implementation Sciences)


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 Program of Study: Doctor Of Philosophy (Pathobiology)


This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Pathobiology)
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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Pathobiology)


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 Program of Study: Graduate Certificate In Global Health


This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Graduate Certificate In Global Health
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 Graduate Certificate In Global Health


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 Program of Study: Master Of Public Health (Global Health)


This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Master Of Public Health (Global Health)
  • Master Of Public Health (Global Health: Health Metrics And Evaluation)
  • Master Of Public Health (Global Health: Lead Policy Management)
  • Master Of Public Health (Global Health: Peace Corps Masters International)
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 Master Of Public Health (Global Health)


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 Master Of Public Health (Global Health: Health Metrics And Evaluation)


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 Master Of Public Health (Global Health: Lead Policy Management)


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 Master Of Public Health (Global Health: Peace Corps Masters International)


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 Program of Study: Master Of Science (Pathobiology)


This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Master Of Science (Pathobiology)
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 Master Of Science (Pathobiology)


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