Your career path to service begins with us … a faith-based MPH program
Four reasons to study an MPH in Global Health at LLU:
-Service Learning in our Local Community While you Study– Service Learning page | Our program offers a unique balance between public health theory and practice as you study in the classroom and serve on teams with local partners to assess, design, implement and evaluate an intervention.
-International Field Work Is Part of the Curriculum– International Field Work page | Our program offers students a chance to work with faculty overseas as part of the core curriculum of required courses. We take you overseas and train you in the field on actual projects.
-Students Complete a Field Practicum – As a culminating activity, students have the option of either completing a 100-400 hour internship nationally or internationally where students will assess, design, implement, and evaluate an intervention. Students work with their faculty advisor to identify a practicum that best suits their future interests.
-The Option of Serving in the Peace Corps - Master's International Program page | As one of 13 Schools of Public Health in the USA, the GLBH Department also offers a Master’s International Program (MIP) and a Fellows program in collaboration with the Peace Corps (the 100-400 hour field practicum is not required of MIP students).
Global Health Programs:
Master’s degree in Public Health--MPH (56 units + Field Practicum/Culminating Experience)
Certificate in Emergency Preparedness and Response--CEPR (27 units)
The Department of Global Health (GLBH) prepares committed professionals who are both technically competent and cross-culturally skilled in creating and facilitating sustainable health and development programs in diverse settings and populations. Utilizing an experiential, evidence-based model of learning and building on global health competencies as defined by the Association of Schools of Public Health (2011), our program enables graduates to contribute towards a better quality of life for all people, and especially those who are vulnerable, underserved, marginalized and disadvantaged. Our extensive network of global and local faculty and organizational resources affords a broad spectrum of options for students to learn and practice the ‘art and science’ of this exciting discipline.
Students have the option of taking elective courses to develop areas of emphases, such as in:
Requirements for Admission
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university, earning a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (based upon a 4.0 scale). A limited number of students with GPA less than 3.0 whose background and experience show strong potential for success are admitted on a provisional basis. All applicants must submit scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Preference is given to students who have prior field experience and additional language proficiency (such as Spanish, French).
Additional Academic Requirements
Global Health employment opportunities
Global Health graduates fill academic and service positions in a variety of international (governmental and non-governmental), national/local, faith-based-, health practice-, and community-based organizations, health departments, and universities.
Global Health graduates are employed by: