If you want to work in global health, you’ll find that a high percentage of positions in this field require a master’s in public health. While clinical degrees like nursing and social work are also in demand, most global health positions are not clinical jobs. Positions typically focus on the community, national or even global level and look at the systems and policies impacting areas like nutrition, infectious disease and maternal and child health.
To learn more about careers in global health, including tips on how to break in and insight into what it is really like to work as a global health worker, watch the Devex webinar on Careers in Global Health.
An MPH program provides a well-rounded education in areas like health policy, social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology and biostatistics. It’s great preparation for a global health career, particularly when combined with an international concentration.