Helping to strengthen the education of future leaders of the global community
Over the past decade, three educational programs related to health and development have been established at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management: an MA in Sustainable International Development, an MS in International Health Policy and Management, and a PhD concentration in Global Health and Development. The Institute for Global Health and Development strives to strengthen these educational programs.
MA in Sustainable International Development
The MA in Sustainable International Development has an innovative professional curriculum that includes a Year-In-Residence studying with senior researchers and development practitioners and a second-year project that includes either an internship of advanced study applying and evaluating methods and models of development. There are currently seventy-five students from over fifty different countries participating in this program.
MS in International Health Policy and Management
The MS Program in International Health Policy and Management, one of two Heller degree programs in sustainable international development, is a one-year intensive program training mid career health professionals in health care management and evidence based policy research. With a strong focus on health economics and financing, the degree capitalizes on the considerable expertise of Heller's Schneider Institutes for Health Policy research staff and faculty and focuses on the most pressing global health challenges in low- and middle-income countries. The program currently has thirty students from over fifty countries.
PhD Concentration in Global Health and Development
The new PhD Concentration in Global Health and Development began in the fall 2009 semester with five students from three countries. Students in this concentration learn how to apply cutting-edge research to solving development and health problems in low- and middle-income countries. The focus is on getting solutions implemented at scale with a specific focus on the poor.