Study Abroad with the MPH Program

The MPH Program regularly offers study abroad opportunities for students. Our faculty-led study abroad opportunities typically take place during a two-week period in the summer semester. Recent study abroad sites include Turkey, Greece, and the Dominican Republic.

Students will earn 3 credit hours that count as an elective for participating in a study abroad course with the MPH Program. This also fulfills the international experience requirement for students earning the Global Public Health Certificate.

These courses are designed to provide an opportunity for students to understand contemporary global health issues and gain cultural competency in diverse settings. Our programs introduce students to the intersection of public health, globalization and human rights. Students participating in a public health study abroad course will be able to articulate implications for development and implementation of public health interventions and policies in domestic and international settings.

Learn more about study abroad opportunities and how to apply:

 

Study Abroad: Work, Human Rights and Social Determinants of Health (Dominican Republic)

The MU International Center sponsors this summer, faculty-led study abroad program in collaboration with the Master of Public Health program and Department of Health Sciences. MU instructor Dr. Deborah Hume will lead this three-credit program in Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic.  Follow the link for more information, including deadlines, costs and application information.

 

Study Abroad: Culture, Public Health and Social Services (Greece)

The MU International Center sponsors this summer, faculty-led study abroad program in collaboration with the Master of Public Health program. MU professor Dr. Mansoo Yu will lead this three-credit program in Athens, Larissa and Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

Study Abroad: Community development, migration and health promotion (South Africa)

The MU International Center sponsors this summer, faculty-led study abroad program in collaboration with the Master of Public Health program. MU professor Dr. Wilson Majee will lead this three-credit program in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Personal Essay- GPH International Experience

Public Health Student Opportunities Fund – Review the funding opportunities available to degree-seeking and graduate certificate students.