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.

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, 2021
Regular Decision – January 10, 2022

Transfer – March 1, 2022

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, the DNP, and the PhD in Nursing 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.

Program Internships

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 both a BS and MS in Global Health in five years of study. The program allows students to take two MSGH classes in their senior year, and to double count up to two classes towards both degrees. Students will maintain their undergraduate status, and graduate from their BS at the end of their fourth year. In the fifth year, students will be graduate students and take MSGH core courses culminating in a semester abroad conducting field research in a low- or middle-income country. BS students must apply to the MSGH Program by January 15th of their junior year and must have a GPA greater than 3.5 to be eligible. Contact us to find out more

Current Students

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