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Global Health and Sustainable Development, MS

Master of Science

The Master of Science in Global Health and Sustainable Development prepares you to be a leader in identifying risks to human health and the environment and developing strategies for prevention. This unique degree is based on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Students who complete this program will acquire graduate-level knowledge in approaching today's global health issues, including urbanization, climate change, infectious disease epidemics, and the safety of workers. 

 Focus areas include: 

  • Fundamentals of sustainable development and health 
  • Poverty, decent work, and inequality 
  • Food, water, and sanitation 
  • Sustainable production and consumption 
  • Resilient cities and communities 
  • Preservation and restoration of land and sea  
Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program. 

Degree Requirements 

To earn the MS in Global Health and Sustainable Development, you must complete 30 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (12 credit hours) 
  • Global health and sustainable development courses (18 credit hours)


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree

  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Minimum of one year of undergraduate mathematics courses
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  • Official transcripts
  • Additional materials may be required


  • Introduction to Public Health3 Credits
  • Public Health Methods and Evaluation 3 Credits
  • Planning and Management in Public Health 3 Credits
  • Leadership and Communication in Public Health 3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $536.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1608.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1300.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3900.00
Note:  Additional fees will apply. 

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