Master of Science in International Development and Global Health

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Embark on a transformative journey with our Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Global Health and International Development (MSIDGH) program, uniquely designed to equip you with the interdisciplinary perspective needed to tackle the world's most pressing issues in sustainable development and social justice. Dive deep into the socioeconomic, environmental, and geopolitical dimensions of global health disparities, becoming a nimble problem-solver poised to challenge broken systems. With coursework spanning refugee health, water politics, epidemiology, and more, alongside a semester-long field placement, you'll gain hands-on experience and make tangible impacts worldwide. Whether aspiring to work with prestigious organizations like the World Health Organization or forging your own path, this program welcomes applicants from all backgrounds, positioning you for success in a multitude of career pathways. Join us in reshaping the future of global health and development.

With this program, UB is reimagining the global health landscape, redefining the way we look at health inequities facing communities today, and the methods and partners we engage to address such inequities.

Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, PhD
Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning
MSIDGH Program Co-director

Duration of Study

Cost of Study

  • Domestic: $5,655 - $12,130
  • International: $12,130

*per semester tuition rates and does not include fees

Admissions requirements

  • Application fee: $75
  • No GRE required
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