Why Global Health at the University of Washington?
Global health is an inherently interdisciplinary field exploring the major health problems, interventions, and policies impacting today’s world. The Department of Global Health therefore offers a wide assortment of coursework, all of which emphasizes the multidimensional character of human health. We strive to provide students with robust analytical, intellectual, critical thinking, and practical skill sets through which to challenge health problems, preparing our students to be the next generation of leaders in the field.
Our students take courses in public health, medicine, pathobiology, health services, anthropology, and environmental sciences, among many others, in addition to core global health courses offered by the department. Skills taught include qualitative and quantitative methodologies, management and leadership capabilities, statistical proficiency, population and public health principles, study design and evaluation, and natural and social sciences approaches to health analysis, all of which strongly emphasize implementation. We promote cross-campus, trans-disciplinary partnerships and have established centers and relationships with many other units at the University of Washington.
Academic programs in the Department of Global Health range from an undergraduate minor through master’s and doctoral degree programs, and also include certificate and fellowship options. All of our academic programs encourage collaboration among students, and we are proud to conduct research, training, and education in dozens of countries, believing that international research and learning are core components of global health competency.
MPH student in Cameroon.
Gathering data in Bangladesh.
Student working with children in Peru.