Global Health MS 4+1 Programs

BA in Global Health + MS in Global Health

Do you want to improve lives around the world by advancing human health? Explore how history, culture and environment intertwine to play a critical role in today's health problems and their solutions. Prepare for a service-oriented career in global health policy, community health practice, disaster management, health education and beyond.

Program Description

The BA in global health is a transdisciplinary degree that provides students with the skills and perspectives to understand and solve health challenges across the globe, while accounting for cultural, historical, biological and ecological factors.

Students learn to identify critical health issues, ask the right questions, and create the kinds of meaningful and effective solutions that top employers demand. Students participate in an approved global health study abroad program alongside faculty experts. A variety of destinations and topics are available.

Faculty in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change are recognized internationally for their work on pressing global health problems, such as health inequalities, chronic disease, family health, water and food insecurity, obesity and stigma, emergent infectious disease, resource management and evolutionary medicine.

In addition to the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit The College's website for more information and requirements. https://thecollege.asu.edu/concurrent-and-second-baccalaureate-degrees

At a Glance

  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: Yes
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
  • Math Intensity: Generalprogram math intensity general

Required Courses (Major Map)

2022 - 2023 Major Map (On-campus)
2022 - 2023 Major Map (Online)

Major Map (Archives)

What If: See how your courses can be applied to another major and find out how to change your major.

Concurrent Program Options

Students pursuing concurrent degrees (also known as a “double major”) earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. Working with their academic advisors, students can create their own concurrent degree combination. Some combinations are not possible due to high levels of overlap in curriculum.

Accelerated Program Options

This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years. It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:

Global Health, MA

Global Health, MS

Global Management (Creative Industries and Design Thinking), MGM

Global Management (Digital Audience Strategy), MGM

Global Management (Global Affairs), MGM

Global Management (Global Business), MGM

Global Management (Global Development and Innovation), MGM

Global Management (Global Digital Transformation), MGM

Global Management (Global Entrepreneurship), MGM

Global Management (Global Health Care Delivery), MGM

Global Management (Global Legal Studies), MGM

Global Management (Integrated Health Care), MGM

Global Management (Nonprofit Leadership and Management), MGM

Global Management (Public Administration), MGM

Global Management (Public Policy), MGM

Global Management (Sustainability Solutions), MGM

Global Management (Sustainable Tourism), MGM

Global Management, MGM

Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students are advised by their academic departments to apply.

Admission Requirements

General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to https://changemajor.apps.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.

Attend Online

ASU Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

ASU Local

It is now possible to earn an ASU degree with ASU Local, an integrated college experience in which students take advantage of in-person success coaching and programming experiences on site while completing one of 130+ undergraduate online degree programs, all of which come with online faculty interaction and tutoring support. Those interested may learn more about ASU Local here.

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use MyPath2ASU™ to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and they help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/MyPath2ASU.

Global Opportunities

Global Experience

Studying abroad allows global health students to deepen their understanding of the impact of culture on public health, expand the lens through which they view people, and gain firsthand experience in their field. Students who study abroad can make an impact on communities across the globe, all while enhancing their resume with communication and cultural competency skills needed for a 21st century career. https://goglobal.asu.edu/

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommends the following study abroad programs for students majoring in global health: https://goglobal.asu.edu/students/major/global-health.

Career Opportunities

Training in global health provides enormous and varied career opportunities, both national and international, and demand is high and growing for graduates with these skills. The major supports the goals of those pursuing careers in health services, academic and applied research, and teaching. Potential employers include:

  • departments of health
  • government agencies
  • international agencies (World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control, Global Health Council, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank)
  • nongovernmental organizations
  • private sector
  • universities

The degree program also provides a broad intellectual base for those who plan advanced specialist health training in fields such as:

  • dentistry
  • medicine
  • nursing
  • pharmacy

In Arizona and elsewhere, there is a pressing need for professionals with appropriate skills to work in cross-cultural settings or with underserved populations, such as migrants, minorities and those living in poverty, and many of these jobs are directly or indirectly related to health.

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Career *Growth *Median Salary

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)   Bright Outlook

11.4%

$56,500

Community Health Worker   Bright Outlook

15.2%

$42,000

Environmental Protection Specialist Green Occupation   Bright Outlook

7.8%

$73,230

Epidemiologist   Bright Outlook

4.6%

$74,560

Health and Safety Manager

3.8%

$76,340

Healthcare Professor   Bright Outlook

20.5%

$99,090

Medical and Health Services Manager   Bright Outlook

31.5%

$104,280

Politician   Bright Outlook

6.2%

$33,200

Public Relations Specialist Green Occupation   Bright Outlook

7.2%

$62,810

Social Services Director   Bright Outlook

17.0%

$69,600

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

Bright OutlookBright Outlook Green Occupation Green Occupation

Contact Information

School of Human Evolution & Social Change | SHESC 233
shesc.undergrad@asu.edu | 480-965-6215

BA in Anthropology + MS in Global Health

Are you intrigued by the wider world and looking for a program that considers the big picture of humans in all times and all places? This degree is for doers --- those wanting to get involved and help make the world a better place. Anthropologists work in government agencies, nongovernmental agencies and the corporate world to find solutions to today's most complex issues.

Program Description

Anthropology is the study of what it means to be human, in the broadest possible terms.

The program helps students recognize and solve problems facing the contemporary world through a broad understanding of humanity. Working alongside leading faculty, students gain experience as apprentices on research projects. Students also have opportunities for hands-on learning through study abroad programs and field schools.

The interdisciplinary program offers training in the main areas of anthropology, including archaeology, bioarchaeology, sociocultural anthropology and evolutionary anthropology.

Students enrolled in this program may not pursue a concurrent degree with the Bachelor of Science in anthropology or the Bachelor of Arts in global health, but they may add a minor in global health to complement the core curriculum. The BA in anthropology is primarily for those whose interests lie in society, culture and archaeology, while the BS is primarily taken by students interested in science and mathematics-based courses.

In addition to the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit The College's website for more information and requirements. https://thecollege.asu.edu/concurrent-and-second-baccalaureate-degrees

At a Glance

  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: Yes
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
  • Math Intensity: Generalprogram math intensity general

Required Courses (Major Map)

2022 - 2023 Major Map (On-campus)
2022 - 2023 Major Map (Online)

Major Map (Archives)

What If: See how your courses can be applied to another major and find out how to change your major.

Concurrent Program Options

Students pursuing concurrent degrees (also known as a “double major”) earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. Working with their academic advisors, students can create their own concurrent degree combination. Some combinations are not possible due to high levels of overlap in curriculum.

Accelerated Program Options

This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years. It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:

Global Health, MS

Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students are advised by their academic departments to apply.

Admission Requirements

General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to https://changemajor.apps.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.

Attend Online

BS in Anthropology + MS in Global Health

Are you torn between which to study: history or biology? You can explore both while learning about human origins, ancient cultures and what it means to be human. Obtain in-depth knowledge of human evolution, adaptability and behavior, and you'll have an edge when pursuing your chosen career.

Program Description

A BS in anthropology provides training in data collection, analysis and research design within the scientific approaches to anthropology.

Students learn how to use the scientific method to formulate and test hypotheses and how to gather data through such methods as field surveys, excavation and measurement. They also learn how to employ statistics to analyze and extract meaning from data. Through broad anthropological coursework, students learn to ask important questions about the human species and gain the tools to answer them. The interdisciplinary program offers training in the main areas of anthropology, including archaeology, bioarcheology, sociocultural anthropology and evolutionary anthropology.

In addition to the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit The College's website for more information and requirements. https://thecollege.asu.edu/concurrent-and-second-baccalaureate-degrees

At a Glance

  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 251 - Calculus for Life Sciences
  • Math Intensity: Moderateprogram math intensity moderate

Required Courses (Major Map)

2022 - 2023 Major Map (On-campus)
2022 - 2023 Major Map (Online)

Major Map (Archives)

What If: See how your courses can be applied to another major and find out how to change your major.

Concurrent Program Options

Students pursuing concurrent degrees (also known as a “double major”) earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. Working with their academic advisors, students can create their own concurrent degree combination. Some combinations are not possible due to high levels of overlap in curriculum.

Accelerated Program Options

This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years. It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:

Global Health, MS

Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students are advised by their academic departments to apply.

Admission Requirements

General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to https://changemajor.apps.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.

Attend Online

ASU Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

ASU Local

It is now possible to earn an ASU degree with ASU Local, an integrated college experience in which students take advantage of in-person success coaching and programming experiences on site while completing one of 130+ undergraduate online degree programs, all of which come with online faculty interaction and tutoring support. Those interested may learn more about ASU Local here.

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use MyPath2ASU™ to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and they help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/MyPath2ASU.

Global Opportunities

Global Experience

Study abroad gives students a clearer view of the world, its people and the complex challenges they face. Whether studying environmental and health issues in Australia or investigating ancient cultures in France, students can see the world and gain hands-on experience that prepares them for a 21st century career. https://goglobal.asu.edu/

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommends the following study abroad programs for students majoring in anthropology: https://goglobal.asu.edu/students/major/anthropology.

Career Opportunities

The demand in the job market for people with an anthropology background is stimulated by a growing need for researchers and analysts with keen thinking skills who can manage, evaluate and interpret large amounts of data. As the many spheres of human interaction expand globally, people trained in scientific modes of anthropology increasingly are sought for the combination of their broad, holistic knowledge and perspective and their technical skills.

Some career opportunities include:

  • analyzing and proposing policies
  • conducting postgraduate academic research
  • consulting for large and small private and public organizations
  • curating cultural resources
  • directing nonprofit organizations
  • directing programs in the private or public sector
  • forensics
  • genetics and other laboratory-based positions
  • managing cultural resources in public and private sectors
  • modeling infectious diseases
  • providing health care as nurses, doctors, or public health professionals
  • teaching

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Career *Growth *Median Salary

Anthropologist/Archeologist   Bright Outlook

5.2%

$66,130

Anthropology Professor

4.4%

$89,220

Compliance Manager Green Occupation

  

not available

Investment Fund Manager   Bright Outlook

15.5%

$134,180

Regulatory Affairs Manager Green Occupation

  

not available

Sociologist

3.6%

$86,110

Sociology Professor

3.8%

$75,610

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

Bright OutlookBright Outlook Green Occupation Green Occupation

Contact Information

School of Human Evolution & Social Change | SHESC 233
shesc.undergrad@asu.edu | 480-965-6215