Bachelor’s – Global Health

The Bachelor of Science in Global Health is a four-year program that blends public health and health systems management with an emphasis on the environment, culture, economics, and politics. The program provides students with dynamic and transformational educational opportunities in the United States and abroad. From 2003-2018, more than 250 students have taken part in the program's innovative, semester-long research practicum abroad for seniors.

Program Features

  • Exposes students to the fields of international affairs, health science, public health, and health systems management
  • Internship experience at the community, national, and international levels
  • Extensive resources of international and non-governmental organizations based in Washington, D.C.
  • Pre-med and study abroad opportunities

Program Admissions 

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Application Deadlines
Early Action – November 1, 2019
Regular Decision – January 10, 2020

Transfer – March 1, 2020


Program Internships

The program emphasizes internship experience at the community, national, and international levels: 

  • During the fall of their senior year, Global Health students undertake a policy or field-based research study for a full semester abroad, gaining firsthand knowledge of health issues faced by other countries, cultures, and populations. Internship sites have included Australia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Ghana, India, Mexico, the Philippines, Republic of Congo, and Tanzania. From 2003 to 2018, more than 250 students have participated in this transformational experience abroad. 
  • During the spring of their senior year, Global Health students complete an internship in a global health or international organization in the Washington area. 

Accelerated Master’s Track

The Accelerated Master of Science in Global Health (MSGH) Degree Program allows qualified students in Georgetown’s BS in Global Health Program to complete the MSGH degree by extending their studies to a fifth year. Students still complete all the requirements of both programs, and students maintain their undergraduate status during their fourth year.

Current Students

Schedule a meeting with your academic dean or visit our student resources page for academic calendars and other information.