Renée LaReau | November 18, 2018
The Keough School of Global Affairs and the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame have partnered to launch a new global health specialization for students pursuing a master of global affairs degree.
Master of global affairs students enrolled in the Keough School’s two-year professional degree program can now acquire broad training in global affairs plus focused training in global health. Students will be able to blend coursework from the Master of Global Affairs program with the Eck Institute’s Master of Science in Global Health program. This customized approach, grounded in the social sciences, will prepare students for careers that address global health from a policy perspective.
“There are few issues more central to global affairs and sustainable development than global health,” said Ted Beatty, associate dean for academic affairs at the Keough School. “Master’s students will now be able to take advantage of courses and faculty in both the Keough School and the Eck Institute, and can build a customized program of study connecting the science of health with the politics of global policy and practice.”
Through its Master of Global Affairs program, the Keough School prepares its students for effective and ethical leadership in government, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector.
The Eck Institute, an integral part of Notre Dame Research, holistically addresses health disparities around the world through interdisciplinary research, collaborating with global partners in academia, the corporate sector, nongovernmental organizations and government agencies. The institute offers a Master of Science in Global Health through the College of Science as well as opportunities at the undergraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral levels. Its programs build on Notre Dame’s historical strengths in infectious disease research.
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