Work to confront global health challenges.
Take your healthcare leadership skills to communities around the world with the Global Health specialization of our Master of Health Administration.
You’ll finish this specialization ready to work with relief organizations, government agencies, and national and community leaders in other countries.
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Two 10-Day Study Abroad Opportunities
The Global Health specialization of The University of Scranton’s MHA program is built around two 10-day study-abroad opportunities to locations in Europe and South America. Past classes have visited Brazil, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and the Netherlands.
You’ll gain firsthand experience with the obstacles faced by international healthcare systems. Hear diverse perspectives on healthcare delivery, improve your intercultural communication skills, and discuss public health, health management, and social justice issues.
These 10-day travel courses add just 6 credits to your curriculum. Travel expenses for this specialization are not included in your tuition.
Career Outlook: Help the World’s Most Vulnerable
Go to work across the world supporting health organizations and practitioners as they care for the planet’s most vulnerable populations.
You could lead global health work around women’s and children’s well-being, as well as epidemiology, mental health, HIV or AIDS, tuberculosis, vaccines, or any number of the world’s most urgent and pressing public health challenges.
Global health administrators earn an average $93,225, and are employed at organizations such as the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, UNICEF, and more.1View Career Outlook
Curriculum: Dig Into Global Challenges
“What can be done to improve women’s and children’s health in low-income countries and how can these improvements be made?”
You’ll tackle meaningful questions like this one throughout the Global Health curriculum, which explores topics such as nutrition, communicable diseases, the ethics around healthcare access and cost, and the principles and goals of global health work.
You’ll also gain an in-person understanding of the unique obstacles faced by health systems in Europe and South America.MHA Curriculum
Specialization Outcomes: Finding Systemic Solutions
You will complete the Global Health specialization ready to:
- Explain the ethical, social, and environmental consequences of local and national decisions on global health systems.
- Analyze major elements of global health systems to derive solutions to complex problems.
- Apply cultural, historical, and scientific perspectives using applied research techniques to plan and evaluate solutions to global health challenges.
- Articulate values in the context of personal identities to recognize and contemplate diverse positions on social, civic, and population health problems.
- Comprehend multiple world views, experiences, histories, and power structures, on important issues.
- Initiate and engage in meaningful interaction with people from other cultures in the context of health problems and solutions.
To apply for the Master of Health Administration from The University of Scranton, you’ll need:
- Completed application
- 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- 3 years of professional or supervisory work experience
- Statement of intent
- 3 letters of recommendation, with at least 1 from a supervisor or other professional reference
- Background check
Scranton’s Master of Health Administration program with a specialization in Global Health consists of 53 credit hours and costs $920 per credit hour.
We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.See Tuition
Faculty: Staffed With Real-World Leaders
In the online MHA, you’ll work directly with distinguished healthcare leaders.
These real-world practitioners understand the challenges you’ll face in your career and know how to help you overcome them. They’ll share their wisdom and expertise from decades of experience.
Our faculty are led by program chair Dr. Daniel West, Ph.D., FACHE, who sits on the nationally renowned CAHME Board of Directors that’s at the forefront of healthcare education.Faculty at Scranton
Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.Scranton Online
Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.Financial Aid Details
- Comparably (n.d.). Global Health Administrator Salary. Retrieved December 16, 2019, from https://www.comparably.com/salaries/salaries-for-global-health-administrator