Academic Program Proposal

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MHEC Final
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University of Maryland, Baltimore
Proposal
Master of Science (M.S.)Global Health9/12/2020Approved11/25/2020
Global Health Program Description
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) submits this proposal to create a Master of Science in Global Health. UMB intends to offer it as a predominantly online, 31-credit program. The proposed degree will allow students to be trained in best practices of global health education, research, and practice and to specialize in one of three areas of concentration, which two are also designed to be PBCs. The M.S. in Global Health program will be organized around a completely online core curriculum (19 credits). The areas of concentration include: 1) Implementation and Dissemination Science (online, existing PBC); 2) Global Health Program Monitoring and Evaluation (online, proposed PBC); and 3) Global Health Innovation (10-week study abroad in Costa Rica, existing PBC). <br> <br>UMB would also like to make available a fourth option of a generalized 31-credit master’s with no area of concentration; the curriculum which would consist of the online core and a representative selection of credits from each of the other, existing areas of concentration/PBC’s. <br> <br>Students are required to complete a research seminar (online) followed by a capstone project (online) on a global health topic chosen in cooperation with UMB faculty. Full- and part-time plans of study will be available to students. The new M.S. in Global Health will train students for careers as future leaders prepared to address real-world issues affecting the human condition. The curriculum, which represents the essential orientation to the field of global health; captures the notion of praxis and prepares students for multiple employment opportunities that will positively transform health and well-being of people across the world.