As a graduate student at Duke, you have opportunities to pursue dedicated study or complementary training in global health. Whether you're a recent undergraduate, seasoned professional, medical student or doctoral candidate, DGHI offers you opportunities to learn from our expert faculty and conduct important field research that may make a difference. Each of our graduate programs can be tailored to your interests and career aspirations.

Join a community that is bold in its thinking and willing to push the boundaries of traditional knowledge.

Master of Science in Global Health

The Master of Science in Global Health emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration, a research experience, and mentorship from expert faculty. We prepare our graduates to make an impact in the reduction of health disparities. LEARN MORE

Doctoral Certificate

The Global Health Doctoral Certificate provides an opportunity for doctoral students from across Duke to engage in the field of global health through a combination of coursework, a research-related field experience, and engagement with peers and faculty. LEARN MORE

Doctoral Scholars

The Global Health Doctoral Scholars Program fosters dynamic intellectual exchange and mentorship between Duke doctoral students and encourages students to work on a global health project, develop a global health dissertation, and become involved in DGHI's intellectual community. LEARN MORE


Application Deadlines

Master of Science in Global Health

Priority: January 15, 2020
Final Deadline: March 1, 2020 

Doctoral Certificate

Students can apply to earn certificate at any point during the academic year.

Doctoral Scholars

Applications are accepted early in each fall semester for the following academic year.

Doctoral Field Research

Deadlines for funding occur three times a year:

  • March 15th (summer funding)
  • June 15th (fall funding)
  • October 15th (spring funding)


Meet our Students

Your education in global health can take many directions. At Duke, you can design a path that's tailored to you.  You will learn about global health challenges and gain a solid foundation in research methods, and you'll also apply your new skills in the world.  These field experiences are often life-changing for you and for those with whom you will work. Meet a couple of our students and learn about their opportunities to make a difference in the world and set their careers on a soaring path.

Global health leaders start at Duke.