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Select Academic Global Health Programs

Georgetown University takes a multidisciplinary approach to global health research and teaching.

Faculty, staff, and students engage in this area through research and teaching across campuses. These academic programs explore diverse and cutting-edge issues in global health. For a comprehensive listing of Georgetown's academic offerings, check out the university's "Areas of Study" website.

  • ​B.S. in the Biology of Global Health. This degree from the Biology Department offers undergraduates training and research opportunities around the science of global health and the social and environmental factors that impact vulnerable populations.
  • B.S. in Global Health. This degree by the Department of International Health trains students in the fields of public health, political economy of health, health science, and health systems management. 
  • Science, Technology and International Affairs Major, Biotechnology and Global Health Concentration. Housed in the School of Foreign Service, this major concentration focuses on the biotechnology revolution, emerging infectious disease, technology's role in health care systems, and health equity.
  • Master of Global Human Development. This practitioner-focused program, offered through the School of Foreign Service, prepares students for a wide range of careers in the development field.
  • Master of International Development Policy. This McCourt School of Public Policy program emphasizes evidence-based policymaking and program evaluation for development professionals.
  • M.S. in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases. This master's program, offered by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Medical Center, trains students in biodefense against natural and man-made threats and disease agents.
  • M.S. in Global Health. This interdisciplinary degree, based in the Graduate School, emphasizes a development-oriented approach and focuses on quantitative, qualitative, and applied social sector research in developing countries. 
  • M.S. in Global Infectious Disease. This program, housed in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, trains students in both infectious disease modeling and science policy. 
  • LL.M. in National and Global Health Law. This program, housed at Georgetown Law, is open to highly qualified candidates in public and private sectors with their J.D. (or a first degree in law from outside the United States) and strong interests or backgrounds in global and domestic health laws and policies. 
  • LL.M. in Global Health Law and Governance. This program, jointly run by Georgetown Law and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, is open to highly qualified candidates in public and private sectors with their J.D. (or a first degree in law from outside the United States) and strong interest or background in global health law and policy. 
  • Ph.D. in Global Infectious Diseases. An interdisciplinary, doctoral-only degree program, the Ph.D. in global infectious diseases prepares students to address the spread and treatment of infectious diseases through laboratory and population science.