The field of global health addresses the challenging and complex public health issues facing the world today.
The IU Online DrPH in Global Health Leadership is a three-year, cohort-based distance education program with a global curriculum, global faculty, and global network. Coursework is applicable whether you live and work in Indiana, the US, or anywhere in the world. The faculty includes both US-based and international faculty based in other parts of the world. The program leverages relationships with other schools and programs, including opportunities to collaborate with faculty and students based around the world.
The target audience is mid- to senior-level professionals who are working full-time in organizations in which they have the ability to influence the health of populations anywhere in the world. We seek students from a wide range of backgrounds, including nonprofit and for-profit health care settings, NGOs, nonprofit organizations, pharma, government agencies, ministries of health, and foundations, as well as nontraditional settings.
Successful applicants will have strong academic records, at least a master’s degree (not necessarily in public health), and a minimum of several years of experience in a wide range of healthcare settings in roles with substantial management responsibility. We seek individuals who aspire to practice-oriented careers and leadership roles in organizations in which they can have maximum influence on the public’s health.
As a student in this three-year, cohort-based distance education program, you take classes via real-time internet video, meet your classmates face to face three times a year in year 1 and year 2, and complete your dissertation in year 3. You cultivate your leadership skills through diverse experiences and exposure to a wide range of perspectives. You learn experientially, through highly interactive debates and discussions.
Your IU Online DrPH in Global Health Leadership prepares you for top positions in government agencies, foundations, non-governmental organizations, not-for-profit or for-profit organizations, and health ministries, such as:
- Chief executive officer
- Agency commissioner/secretary
- Executive director
To graduate with the DrPH in Global Health Leadership, you must complete 45 credit hours.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Leadership courses (15 credit hours)
- Public health courses (7 credit hours)
- Research courses (14 credit hours)
- Dissertation courses (9 credit hours)
Cost for Indiana Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $510.00
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1530.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $1500.00
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $4500.00
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