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Notre Dame grows global health degree program

Notre Dame Biology Research Professor John Grieco in the field.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The University of Notre Dame is expanding its Master of Science in Global Health program to help students with interdisciplinary careers to help address worldwide health issues. The university says the new, two-year program is a partnership among the Eck Institute for Global Health, Notre Dame College of Science and the Keough School of Global Affairs.

Notre Dame says applications for the new degree program will begin to be accepted on Aug. 30, with the first class set to graduate in 2024.

“This program is going to expand the already excellent student research experience at Notre Dame. Given the talent and skills among the faculty and their track record in global health, this is going to be a rich environment for students to come into,” said Eck Institute Director Dr. Bernard Nahlen. 

Notre Dame previously offered a one-year master’s program in global health, after a review of the program showed expanding it would allow for more scheduling availability for international research.

“The new design of the Master of Science in Global Health program represents an incredibly rich training environment. It interlaces leadership and ethics into coursework that is then brought to life through students’ individualized research and fieldwork,” said Graduate School Dean Laura Carlson.

The program will now offer three concentration areas: vector biology and parasitology, health governance and policy and health analytics. Click here to learn more about the newly-expanded program.