Inequities in global health are complex and pervasive, and disproportionately experienced by people marginalized by virtue of multiple factors including their socio-economic circumstance, identity, and/or geographic location. These inequities result from complex systems operating at global, national and local levels – from health and economic policy, to urban planning and environmental conditions, and governance, to cultural norms and social hierarchies.
UB’s MS in International Development and Global Health is the only full master’s program in the U.S. that combines the arenas of global health and international development. Graduates of this program gain the interdisciplinary perspective required to address significant barriers to sustainable development and social justice around the world.
The 36-credit program, jointly offered by UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions and the School of Architecture and Planning, combines courses in epidemiology, global health, program planning and evaluation, international development, urban planning and environmental design. Its close association with UB’s Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity provides opportunities for hands-on field placements around the world where you can work on water and sanitation, food and nutrition, health in resource-poor settings, and other important topics that affect populations across the globe.
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Graduates emerge ready to work with government agencies, international non-government organizations and private companies to contribute to the policies and programs that improve health and development outcomes for all.
The program may be completed in one year and is designed for both recent post-graduates from all majors and working professionals seeking to advance their careers.