Master of Science in Global Health

NUNM’s Master of Science in Global Health (MScGH) program is designed for students who seek an understanding of the complexity of global health issues, and want to contribute meaningful solutions in improving health and health equity for all people.

Our innovative program combines public health with traditional world medicine, providing a whole-systems approach to this field. Coursework investigates multidisciplinary solutions to difficult health issues, and emphasizes health disparities and social justice. Fieldwork allows our students to apply their skills to develop real-world experience with current global health challenges and opportunities.

The MScGH program closely aligns with NUNM’s core programs of naturopathic and Chinese medicine, which have global origins. Our students are trained to view a broader context of health and medicine rooted in integrative medicine. The global health program prepares professionals who want to improve the health and well-being of diverse populations worldwide through practice, research and policy.

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We are now accepting applications to the program for the Fall 2017 term.

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Program Options

The Master of Science in Global Health program may be taken concurrently with the following programs.

  • MScGH

    Estimated Program Cost

    First Year Tuition & Fees for MScGH
    Credits 45
    Cost/Credit $414.00
    Tuition $18,630.00
    Fees $7,500.00
    Total $26,130.00

    * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on NUNM's 2016-2017 academic year of fall/winter/spring (9-months). Tuition is subject to change.

    Total MScGH Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      31

    • Elective credits

      14

    • Total required credits

      45

    Admissions Requirements for MScGH

    Prerequisite Courses

    Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

    General Biology * 1 Any discipline
    Mathematics 1 Must be algebra or statistics.
    Psychology 1 Human psychology covering the life span.

    A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.
    * Catalog course descriptions for these prerequisites will need to be provided with your application.

    Documents & Essays

    Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

    Required Documents and Essays for the MScGH Program

    • Resume

      A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • MScGH #1

      How do you intend to use global health in your career? (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MScGH #2

      Describe your background in health, social justice, international studies, or other background information that you think is relevant to your interest in the MScGH program. (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MScGH #3

      What is the most interesting thing that you (individually) or the U.S. (collectively) could do to improve global health in the next 10 years? Name the problem and solve it. (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

  • MScGH/MSiMR

    Estimated Program Cost

    First Year Tuition & Fees for MScGH
    Credits 45
    Cost/Credit $414.00
    Tuition $18,630.00
    Fees $7,500.00
    Total $26,130.00

    * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on NUNM's 2016-2017 academic year of fall/winter/spring (9-months). Tuition is subject to change.

    The above tuition numbers reflect only the cost of the primary program (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Concurrent degree plans are established individually and each term is priced accordingly. The credit hour fee is consistent across all graduate programs.

    Total MScGH Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      31

    • Elective credits

      14

    • Total required credits

      45

    Total MSiMR Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      59

    • Elective credits

      8

    • Total required credits

      67

    Admissions Requirements for MScGH/MSiMR

    Prerequisite Courses

    Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

    General Biology * 1 Lab work required.
    General Chemistry * 2
    Mathematics 2 Must be pre-calculus, calculus 1, or math-based statistics.
    English Composition 1
    Psychology 1 Human psychology covering the life span.

    A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.
    * Catalog course descriptions for these prerequisites will need to be provided with your application.

    Documents & Essays

    Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

    Required Documents and Essays for the MScGH/MSiMR Program

    • Resume

      A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • MScGH #1

      How do you intend to use global health in your career? (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MScGH #2

      Describe your background in health, social justice, international studies, or other background information that you think is relevant to your interest in the MScGH program. (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MScGH #3

      What is the most interesting thing that you (individually) or the U.S. (collectively) could do to improve global health in the next 10 years? Name the problem and solve it. (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MSiMR #1

      What interests you about integrative medicine research? (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MSiMR #2

      Describe your background in research, research-related interests or career goals. (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

  • MScN/MScGH

    Estimated Program Cost

    First Year Tuition & Fees for MScGH
    Credits 45
    Cost/Credit $414.00
    Tuition $18,630.00
    Fees $7,500.00
    Total $26,130.00

    * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on NUNM's 2016-2017 academic year of fall/winter/spring (9-months). Tuition is subject to change.

    The above tuition numbers reflect only the cost of the primary program (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Concurrent degree plans are established individually and each term is priced accordingly. The credit hour fee is consistent across all graduate programs.

    Total MScGH Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      31

    • Elective credits

      14

    • Total required credits

      45

    Total MScN Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      46

    • Elective credits

      15

    • Total required credits

      61

    Admissions Requirements for MScN/MScGH

    Prerequisite Courses

    Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

    General Biology * 1 Any discipline
    General Chemistry * 1
    Mathematics 1 Must be algebra or statistics.
    Psychology 1 Human psychology covering the life span.

    A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.
    * Catalog course descriptions for these prerequisites will need to be provided with your application.

    Documents & Essays

    Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

    Required Documents and Essays for the MScN/MScGH Program

    • Resume

      A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • MScN #1

      Describe your background in nutrition, nutrition-related interests, and your philosophy around nutrition. (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MScN #2

      How do you intend to use nutrition in your career? (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MScGH #1

      How do you intend to use global health in your career? (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MScGH #2

      Describe your background in health, social justice, international studies, or other background information that you think is relevant to your interest in the MScGH program. (approximately 800 words, double spaced)

    • MScGH #3

      What is the most interesting thing that you (individually) or the U.S. (collectively) could do to improve global health in the next 10 years? Name the problem and solve it. (approximately 800 words, double spaced)