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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog

Global Health, MS


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Contact

Brooks B. Gump, Director of Graduate Programs in Public Health
344H White Hall
315-443-2208

Core Faculty

Brooks B. Gump, Brittany Kmush, Sandra D. Lane, David Larsen, Katherine McDonald, Lutchmie Narine, Lisa Olson-Gugerty, Arthur Owora

Affiliated Faculty

Indu Gupta, Commissioner of Health, Onondaga County Health Department, Sreekumar Nellickappilly, Fulbright Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

Staff

Judi Emmi, Administrative Assistant
Susan Scholl, Internship Coordinator
Melinda Stoffel, Office Coordinator

Description

The Master of Science in Global Health is a 36-credit hour graduate program designed to provide students with core knowledge, research, and practice skills necessary for the advancement of evidence-based global health. This program emphasizes the integration of social and behavioral determinants of health combined with practice and evidence-based strategies for developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and policies in global settings. Applied competencies are acquired in relevant coursework, culminating in an international practicum placement.

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a graduating GPA of 3.2. Students from broad inclusive fields of undergraduate study and work experience will be considered for admission. GRE scores and a personal statement are required for admission. A minimum TOEFL score of 100 is required for admission.

Admissions

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a graduating GPA of 3.2. Students from broad inclusive fields of undergraduate study and work experience will be considered for admission. GRE scores and a personal statement are required for admission. A minimum TOEFL score of 100 is required for admission.

Part-Time Study

Part-time study is acceptable; however, time to degree completion depends on available course offerings and number of courses enrolled. Time limit to degree completion is 7 years.

Financial Support

Limited department financial aid is available in the form of graduate assistantships and scholarship credits for students enrolled in masters and doctoral programs. Financial aid is determined based on merit.

Additional information regarding graduate financial aid can be found at https://graduateadmissions.syr.edu/funding/

Transfer Credit

The public health program will accept a maximum of 9 credits in transfer for courses in which (1) the grade earned was at least a B and (2) the course is evaluated as equivalent to the required course in the program for which it will substitute.

Degree

MS, 36 credits

Student Learning Outcomes


The learning outcomes for this degree focus on the integration of social and behavioral determinants of health combined with practice and evidence-based strategies for developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and policies in global settings. Additional learning outcomes focus on research and statistical skills.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

1. Apply theories, concepts and models from social and behavioral disciplines as they relate to global health

2. Use relevant data, information sources, and evidence based approaches to inform practice in global health

3. Plan, implement and evaluate global health programs

4. Collaborate with community members and other stakeholders to promote global health

5. Demonstrate competencies and skills required to conduct research in the field of global health

6. Apply methods and analytic approaches used in epidemiology

Program Requirements


Capstone Project

Satisfactory Progress


Certification for an advanced degree at Syracuse University requires a minimum average of 3.0 for work comprising the program for the degree and a 2.8 average for all credits earned.

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