The International Health and Development (IHL) Program at Tulane provides professional public health education in the underlying causes of the major health problems facing developing societies as well as approaches to assess prevalence and consequences, address the problems, and assess the effectiveness of mitigation efforts.
Students who pursue this program of study will develop expertise in one or more of health areas, gain the methodological expertise necessary to assess and mitigate public health problems as well as evaluate program effectiveness. The curriculum and applied learning opportunities draw upon Tulane's extensive overseas research, technical assistance work, and nearly four decades of experience in providing leadership training in international health to students from around the world.
Please visit the university course catalog for degree program competencies, requirements, and model course schedules.
The MPH degree in International Health and Development requires a total of 45 credits that includes:
SPHTM - Required Courses (15 Credits)
MPH in IHL - Required Courses (18 Credits)
GCHB 6240 Health Problems of Developing Societies (2) (students take this during their first semester)
* May be substituted by TRMD 6200 Impact Evaluation (3)
** May be substituted with GHSD 6270 Monitoring for Program Management (3)
Content Skills Courses: minimum of 7 credits from interrelated courses to be formally approved by your adviser prior to commencing the coursework. Below are some illustrations of content areas.
Reproductive and Sexual Health:
Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition:
Elective Courses (12 credits)
Selected from graduate-level courses offered within the department, school, or university in consultation with your academic advisor.
Practicum (SPHL 9980)
All International Health students complete a 300 hour practicum to gain practical experience. The practicum is usually completed after core courses are completed.
Culminating Experience (SPHL 7950)
Students in the MPH in International Health conduct a public health analysis.
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