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 2003-2020, more than 300 students have taken part in the program's innovative, semester-long research practicum abroad for seniors.
- 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
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Early Action – November 1, 2020
Regular Decision – January 10, 2021
Transfer – March 1, 2021
To Applicants: Thank you for your interest in the School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS). As you may have read, Georgetown is planning to launch a School of Nursing and a School of Health by July 1, 2022. We expect that NHS’s current academic programs will continue on through these two new schools. We plan for the BSN, the MS in Nursing, the DNAP, and the DNP will be housed in the planned future School of Nursing. We plan for the BS programs in Global Health, Health Care Management & Policy, and Human Science and the MS program in Health Systems Administration will be housed in the planned future School of Health. The future organizational homes of these programs will not affect your application – students admitted to any of these programs will become students in the new schools when they are established.
The program emphasizes internship experience at the community, national, and international levels:
- During the fall of their senior year, Global Health students have the option to 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 2020, more than 300 students have participated in this transformational experience abroad.
- Either during the fall (if students elect to stay on campus during their senior year) or spring of their senior year (for those students who spend the fall abroad), 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.
Schedule a meeting with your academic dean or visit our student resources page for academic calendars and other information.