USC Global Health Degrees

The Keck School of Medicine of USC offers several interdisciplinary global health degree programs. These programs are housed and coordinated through various academic departments. For information about admissions, coursework, tuition and more, please follow the links below to contact the degree programs directly. 


Bachelor of Science in Global Health

The Bachelor of Science in Global Health is a multidisciplinary degree of the Keck School of Medicine’s Department of Preventive Medicine. This undergraduate program offers an examination of public health and policy issues in the context of global affairs. Students complete course work from Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies and International Relations in addition to requirements from other schools of the uni­versity. The program provides students with a strong background in understanding and evaluating global health issues and prepares students to become health professionals with international competencies. This program is an ideal major for students interested in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, global health, international relations, public health, epidemiology, health psychology and health behavior research.

Minor in Global Health 

This minor provides students with a basic understanding of the factors that determine the health of populations around the globe. Curriculum focuses on the cultural, environmental and clinical aspects of various health topics such as maternal and child health, aging, obesity, infectious disease and others. By studying these issues, students from majors across the university will be prepared to assess and contribute to the resolution of emerging global health challenges. This minor will appeal to a wide variety of majors, particularly majors centered on international affairs, business and health care.


Master of Science in Global Medicine

Offered by the Department of Medical Educational Affairs, the Master of Science in Global Medicine answers the urgent, worldwide need for professional training in concepts of global medicine. Students in this program will gain the strong medical science foundation needed to analyze, understand and solve worldwide health issues.

Program study emphasizes methods used in addressing global diseases and finding innovative new solutions for preventing global health crises. In addition to the basic concepts of global medicine, students will delve into specific issues including malaria, tuberculosis, tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health.

Master of Public Health – Global Health Concentration

The Master of Public Health global health concentration transforms students into future leaders with the in-depth knowledge of population-based disease prevention and control strategies as well as personal and organizational leadership and management principles. Graduates of this concentration will be equipped with knowledge, skills and abilities to lead multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral and multi-national initiatives to enhance the health status and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities around the world. The MPH degree is also offered online.