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    76% to 99% Online
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Public Health, Global Health Leadership, DrPH

Doctor of Public Health

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.

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:

  • Global health policy analyst 
  • Health systems planner
  • Community health clinic manager
  • Health educator
  • Health promoter
  • Health researcher
  • Community health worker

Degree Requirements

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 (23 credit hours) 


  • H755Organizational Leadership Theory and Practice2 Credits
  • H756Leadership in Global Health Law and Ethics2 Credits
  • H757A Population Perspective for Global Health1 Credits
  • H758 Initiating the Research Process 1 Credits
  • H759Leadership in Global Health Systems2 Credits
  • H760Essentials of Practice-based Research2 Credits
  • H761Literature Review & Appraisal2 Credits
  • H762 The Science of Global Health Implementation2 Credits
  • H763Leadership Challenges in Global Health Informatics2 Credits
  • H765Financing Global Health3 Credits
  • H766Fundamentals of Research Analysis3 Credits
  • H767Executive Communication for Global Health Leaders 2 Credits
  • H768Global Health Policy Analysis and Advocacy2 Credits
  • H769Strategic Theory and Practice in Global Health Leadership2 Credits
  • H770Leadership for Global Marketing, Public Relations and Fund-raising2 Credits
  • H771 Program Evaluation for Global Health Leaders 2 Credits
  • H777Dissertation Preparation and Planning1 Credits
  • H778Dissertation Preparation and Planning II 1 Credits
  • H805Doctoral Dissertation3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $500.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1500.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1500.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4500.00
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.