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MPH in International Health and Sustainable Development

The MPH program in International Health and Sustainable Development (ISHD) is designed to make graduates attractive for employment at international non-governmental organizations, public private partnerships, and non-profit research and consultancy firms. The curriculum offers a balance between structure and flexibility so that students can fulfill their unique academic needs with coursework that can adapt to important emerging areas in the field. The hallmark of the program is advanced skills in monitoring and evaluation in a global context. In addition, part of the MPH education in IHSD is to familiarize students into the world of health interventions in LMICs, which is very different than the U.S. context.

The IHSD program provides professional public health training in 1) the major health problems facing vulnerable populations globally and their underlying causes; 2) how to assess the prevalence and consequences of these problems; 3) how to mitigate these problems through programs, policy and research; and 4) how to evaluate the effectiveness of program and policy efforts. 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. Coursework and learning opportunities are designed to emphasize the importance of cultural, social and behavioral factors influencing health.

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.

Admission Requirements

Students applying to the Master of Public Health in International Health and Sustainable Development program must meet the school's general admission requirements and submit materials per the application requirements.

Contact Us

Department Chair: David Hotchkiss, PhD

Program Director: Eva Silvestre, PhD

Program Manager: Gale Marie Abass

Email: ihsd@tulane.edu

Phone: (504) 988-5391

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