Master's Program

The new Master’s in Global Public Health program builds on Brown’s longstanding global health research strengths and curricular excellence.

As with all educational programs in the School of Public Health, the program allows our students to learn public health by doing public health. Course work comes alive during an international fieldwork experience that fosters deep engagement and understanding of a global public health location; funding for the global health summer research experience is guaranteed. Academic and hands-on experiences culminate with a thesis project. Most full-time students complete the degree in two years, fulfilling the fieldwork requirement during the summer between academic years 1 and 2. The degree may also be completed on a part-time basis.

  • 12 courses, including 8 required courses and 4 electives (below)
  • 8-week international fieldwork experience
  • Thesis project

Sequence and Course

Required/Elective

Instructor

Semester 1 (Fall)

 

 

PHP 2710 – Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Disability and Death in the Global South

Required

Stephen McGarvey

PHP 2507 – Biostatistics and Applied Data Analysis I

Required

Annie Gjelsvik

PHP 2120 – Introduction to Methods in Epidemiologic Research

-OR- 

PHP 2150 Foundations in Epidemiologic Research Methods (M)

Required

2120 - Mark Lurie

-OR-

2150 - Brandon Marshall​

Semester 2 (Spring)

 

 

PHP 2730 – Including the Excluded: Global Health Ethics

Required

Caroline Kuo

PHP 2740 –  Learning Global Health by Doing Global Health

Required

Abigail Harrison

PHP 2508 – Biostatistics and Applied Data Analysis II

Required

Annie Gjelsvik/Crystal Linkletter

Semester 3 (Fall)

 

 

PHP 2760 – Critical Perspectives to Global Health

Required

Abigail Harrison

PHP 2720 – Implementing Public Health Programs and Interventions in the Global South 

Required

Jennifer Pellowski

2000-level Course in Public Health

SPH Elective

TBD

Semester 4 (Spring) Capstone Semester

 

 

1000- or 2000-level Course

Non-SPH Elective

TBD

2000-level Course in Public Health OR Independent Study

SPH Elective

TBD

1000- or 2000-level Course

Non-SPH Elective

TBD