Below are a few selected online global health courses USC offers. For information about additional offerings, please visit USC MPH Online Program.

Global Health LIVE!

“Global Health LIVE!” is a graduate seminar for students from universities around the world, including USC, University of California, Irvine; National Taiwan University; and University of Tokyo. First offered in Fall 2015, the course extends global health theory to global health practice, and  features renowned global health leaders as guest lecturers to discuss their challenges and successes in the field. The course is taught by Drs. Shubha Kumar and Mellissa Withers.

Global Health LIVE! extends global health theory to global health practice.  Over the course of 10 weeks students from universities around the world attend live sessions simultaneously for two hours via live video using Google Hangouts.

Past guest lecturers included Hans Rosling, Purnima Mane, Al Somer, Larry Gostin and more. Students interacted with the lecturers and each other in teams. One major assignment requires students to work in groups to create videos on global health leadership topics.  View the 2015 video projects »


Preventive Medicine 568: Ethical Issues in Global Health

Beginning in Fall 2016 a new online global health ethics course taught by Drs. Shubha Kumar and Mellissa Withers is bringing five APRU universities together for a virtual classroom experience in global health ethics. Students from USC, Osaka University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, and the University of the Philippines will participate simultaneously each week for 11 weeks. This online graduate-level seminar course will introduce students to some of the major ethical challenges in conducting global health research and practice using case studies on a range of topics including organ transplantation, clinical trials in developing countries, assisted reproductive technologies, and many more. Learn more »