International Health Specialization

The International Health specialization prepares students to work in health policy and management worldwide and in diverse cultures.

You'll learn how health institutional structures and managerial processes vary around the world and gain a comparative interdisciplinary foundation that bridges cutting-edge conceptual thinking, critical analytical techniques, and concrete health management skills. And you'll graduate ready to appreciate and respond to the critical challenges of implementing complex health policies and programs in varying contexts.

DEGREE CORE COURSES

CORE-GP.1011, Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management
CORE-GP.1018, Microeconomics for Public Management, Planning, and Policy Analysis
CORE-GP.1020, Managing Public Service Organizations (MPSO)
CORE-GP.1021, Financial Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Organizations
CORE-GP.1022, Introduction to Public Policy

Required Courses

HPAM-GP.1831, Introduction to Global Health Policy OR HPAM-GP.1830, Introduction to Health Policy and Management OR HPAM-GP.2836, Current Issues in Health Policy

PADM-GP.2201, Institutions, Governance, and International Development
HPAM-GP.4830, Health Economics: Principles

 

Students Must Take One of the Following Courses:

PADM-GP.2171, Program Analysis and Evaluation
PADM-GP.2902, Multiple Regression and Introduction to Econometrics
HPAM-GP.4833, Health Care Management I: Control and Organizational Design

 

 

Students Must Take Six Credits from the Following Courses:

PADM-GP.2138, Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy
PADM-GP.2142, Financial Management for Global Nonprofit Organizations
PADM-GP.2171, Program Analysis and Evaluation
PADM-GP.2173, Operations Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Contexts
PADM-GP.2203, International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities
PADM-GP.2204, Development Assistance, Accountability and Aid Effectiveness
PADM-GP.2211, Program Development and Management for International Organizations
PADM-GP.2213, Immigration Politics and Policy -- Past and Present
PADM-GP.2223, The International Human Rights Movement: Past, Present, and Future
HPAM-GP.2242, International Health Policy and Prospects (Geneva, Switzerland)
HPAM-GP.2244, Global Health Governance and Management
PADM-GP.2245, Financing Local Government in Developing Countries
PADM-GP.2250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (Accra, Ghana)
PADM-GP.2411, Policy Formation and Policy Analysis
URPL-GP.2665, Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries
HPAM-GP.2836, Current Issues in Health Policy
HPAM-GP.2852, Comparative Analysis of Health Systems
HPAM-GP.2867, Health Systems and Reform: Comparative International Perspectives
PADM-GP.2875, Estimating Impacts in Policy Research
PADM-GP.4212, Managing Humanitarian Challenges: Delivery and Logistics

ELECTIVE COURSES

Students may choose electives from a wide array of Wagner courses.