Global Health

Global Health (GH75)

M.A. in Global Health

Program Info

Area of Study Division of Social Sciences
Program Overview A Master of Arts (MA) degree in Global Health will provide students with an interdisciplinary curriculum that educates them on urgent social concerns and equips them with the ability to understand and productively intervene in processes of health, illness and healing across the globe. The MA in Global Health focuses on global health policy, health equity, social epidemiology, global health research and medical anthropology. This program prepares students for careers in the field of global health working for NGO or governmental agencies, pursing training in allied health professions, medical school, or, to pursue advanced training (Ph.D) in academic fields that contribute to the interdisciplinary field of global health.
Department Global Health
Major Global Health
Degree Master of Arts
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 1, 2021 (Fall 2022)

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
GRE no longer required after Fall 2019.
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 2 recommendations required.

One letter must be from a faculty member the student has worked with or taken a course with. The second letter must be from a faculty member or internship/field experience supervisor.

Statement of Purpose


Please include your background, interests in the field of global health and how this program fits in with future goals. Students should include details on their global health field experience and their senior thesis title if applicable.



Additional Requirements

- Have completed a global health field experience (international or domestic) or relevant coursework, work or post-grad experience (e.g. Peace Corps)
- Have completed a statistics course (may also be completed the summer prior to beginning program).

Contact Info

Campus Office Social Science Building - 2nd floor - Anthropology Administration Office
Phone (858) 246-2314
Mailing Address
9500 Gilman Dr. MC 0532
La Jolla, CA 92093-0532