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Best 20 PhD Programs in Global Healthcare 2019

Individuals who have a thirst for knowledge are excellent candidates for earning a PhD. A doctorate degree is the highest degree you can obtain, and this educational program can lead to incredible professional opportunities as well as the chance to contribute to a wellspring of knowledge and information.

What is a PhD in Global Health? This educational program instructs students using information from the fields of epidemiology, social sciences, economics, and biostatistics in order to better understand health issues facing the world today. Students will participate in courses that cover topics such as infectious diseases, maternal and child health, public health policy, and healthcare systems, and they will also understand important theories regarding health economics, medical anthropology, and the effects of political influences on disease.

Earning a PhD in Global Health teaches graduates to be responsible, effective leaders who understand the importance of perseverance, organization, and cooperation. These individuals are indispensable in the workplace and in the arena of worldwide health and welfare.

While some doctorate degrees can be earned in about four years, other PhDs may take longer depending on the student, school, and the program. As the requirements vary, so does the cost, which is why students are encouraged to research their potential schools in order to be aware of the financial responsibility of earning their degree.

Students who earn a PhD in Global Health are prepared for careers in academia, organizational leadership, health policy, and research. Graduates may choose to teach as professors or manage graduate programs at a university, or they may work as research analysts, technical advisors for disaster response teams, research directors for corporations or pharmaceutical companies, or health directors for local, national, and international organizations.

If you are interested in making a difference in the health and wellbeing of individuals around the world, then earning a PhD in Global Health may be right for you. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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20 Results in Global Healthcare

Ponce Health Sciences University

The goal of the DrPH in Epidemiology is to educate professionals with knowledge, skills, and abilities in the development of an epidemiological methodology that will be a ... [+]

The goal of the DrPH in Epidemiology is to educate professionals with knowledge, skills, and abilities in the development of an epidemiological methodology that will be applied to health needs including the identification of risk factors, clinical research, programs assessment, prevention, protection, and treatment of diseases.

The DrPH is awarded after the successful completion of an interdisciplinary 63-credits curriculum. Students take a comprehensive test at the end of the second year. An original research of significant contribution to the scientific knowledge or epidemiological application in a particular health field must be completed during the final years of the program.

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Puerto Rico Ponce
July 2019
Full-time
5 years
Campus
Queen's University Belfast

The Centre for Public Health (CPH) brings together researchers embracing clinical research, epidemiology, and public health issues through a combination of person-cente ... [+]

Ph.D. Public Health

The Centre for Public Health (CPH) brings together researchers embracing clinical research, epidemiology, and public health issues through a combination of person-centered, informatics, clinical trials, and laboratory-based studies. Multidisciplinary teams work closely together to develop and evaluate screening, diagnostic, preventative and therapeutic interventions that maximize benefit for patients and populations. Our aim is to recruit, train and inspire some of the very best postgraduate students with a strong commitment to clinical and translational research.

Research Strengths

The CPH has brought together experts from a variety of research backgrounds including epidemiology and public health, trial methodologies, health services research, laboratory sciences and complementary clinical specialties. These experts have a common aim - to translate biological, clinical science, and epidemiological insights into effective clinical and public health interventions to prevent disease and improve health & wellbeing.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Walden University

Gain an understanding of the medical, social, ethical, and economic factors that affect community health through Walden’s PhD in Public Health program. This research-focu ... [+]

Gain an understanding of the medical, social, ethical, and economic factors that affect community health through Walden’s Ph.D. in Public Health program. This research-focused program gives you access to a diverse network of experienced faculty members and students, preparing you with the tools you need to influence social policy. Enhance your influence as a scholar-practitioner and position yourself to pursue leadership positions in academia or roles in the public or private sector.

The Ph.D. in Public Health program has two tracks designed to match your academic background and interests. Track I, a shorter path to the Ph.D., is available to students who hold a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Track II is available to students who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in a discipline other than public health.... [-]

USA USA Online
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 8 years
Online
Grand Canyon University

The DNP in nursing education program encourages students to engage with populations from the values-based perspective of a Christian worldview and understand the effects ... [+]

Offered By: College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

Overview

Pursue a DNP in Nursing Education to Improve Patient OutcomesThe Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership, within the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, prepares nurse leaders to design and implement evidence-based strategies for practice that improve healthcare education delivery, patient outcomes and educational programs. Emphasis is placed on employing methods of curriculum design and development, applying teaching strategies and designing assessments to evaluate teaching and learning outcomes. The DNP in nursing education program encourages students to engage with populations from the values-based perspective of a Christian worldview and understand the effects of various worldviews on cultures, patient care, and healing, within current healthcare systems.... [-]

USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale  + 1 More
September 2019
Part-time
Campus
Online
EUCLID (Euclid University)

The only Doctoral degree program in International Public Health offered by an intergovernmental organization focused on Global South issues. ... [+]

OVERVIEW:

The EUCLID DIPH is a highly specialized and practical doctoral program that has been primarily designed for active civil servants and governmental officials. It is not “US” or “EU” or “UK” or “China” centric but rather reflect a truly global and intergovernmental vision. This online-delivered program aims at “preparing expert leaders for international civil service and global careers.”

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

This program focuses on the application of theoretical knowledge to real-world public health practice, rather than on the advancement of academic knowledge for its own sake. The DIPH was primarily designed to train government staff already working in the field, but it is certainly suitable to prepare other professionals and outstanding students for careers with governmental bodies, NGOs, multinational corporations and international organizations such as the WHO, European Union, the African Union, ECOWAS, etc.... [-]

USA Washington Gambia Gambia Online
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Online
Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Plzeň

Postgraduate study in Physiology and Pathophysiology is focused on the investigation of functions of organs and organ systems during responses and adaptations to changes ... [+]

Postgraduate study in Physiology and Pathophysiology is focused on the investigation of functions of organs and organ systems during responses and adaptations to changes in the external and internal environments in health and disease. The transition from studies of indirect manifestations of certain functions to their own functional and regulatory mechanisms at the cellular and molecular levels predominates. The acquired knowledge is fundamental for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance examination takes the form of an interview in which technical and language skills are examined primarily as well as the readiness of candidates for independent scientific work in their chosen field.... [-]

Czech Republic Pilsen
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine

The study program investigates the mechanisms of interaction of chemical, physical and biological factors of the living and the working environments of the organism. It i ... [+]

The study program investigates the mechanisms of interaction of chemical, physical and biological factors of the living and the working environments of the organism. It integrates methodological approaches especially in the area of toxicology, molecular biology, and immunology. It is the theoretical basis for preventive medicine fields, ie. hygiene, and epidemiology.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria Duly completed master’s study program, i.e. submission of a certified copy of the university diploma or the nostrification of university education, by 30 September 2019. Submission of the application form including all relevant enclosures, i.e. CV, professional reference, payment receipt of the admission fee by 30 April 2019 Submission of the dissertation project by 30 April 2019 Successful completion of the exam, which is based on appropriate knowledge in the scientific field chosen. ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
University of Lethbridge

The Ph.D. in Population Studies in Health is interdisciplinary in nature and delivered jointly by the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Science. Stud ... [+]

About

The Ph.D. in Population Studies in Health is interdisciplinary in nature and delivered jointly by the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students in this program are normally supervised by Faculty members in the Health Sciences and Social Science disciplines.

Students registered in the Population Studies in Health will examine the intersection between the contexts in which individuals, families, and communities live and work, and experience health and wellbeing. Specifically, the major focuses on:1. Identifying the complex structural factors and resources that impact health equity: Students will be exposed to theoretical frameworks linked to the health status of populations, including the social and ecological determinants of health.... [-]

Canada Lethbridge
September 2019
Full-time
48 months
Campus
Charles University Third Faculty of Medicine

The study program investigates the mechanisms of interaction of chemical, physical and biological factors of the living and the working environments of the organism. It i ... [+]

The study program investigates the mechanisms of interaction of chemical, physical and biological factors of the living and the working environments of the organism. It integrates methodological approaches especially in the area of toxicology, molecular biology, and immunology. It is the theoretical basis for preventive medicine fields, ie. hygiene, and epidemiology.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Entrance exams take the form of an interview on the topic of the Ph.D. Thesis, demonstrating the technical skills of the applicant for a doctoral study program and the ability to work with specialized foreign literature. The project is assessed by the expert committee.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Charles University First Faculty of Medicine

The graduate in doctoral study program (Ph.D.). Preventive Medicine will achieve an education in the field of preventive medicine. On the principles of evidence-based med ... [+]

The graduate in doctoral study program (Ph.D.). Preventive Medicine will achieve an education in the field of preventive medicine. On the principles of evidence-based medicine, the graduate will be able to assess the importance of various factors impacting on the health of both an individual and the whole population and determine the possibilities and ways of prevention of health disorders.

By defense of the doctoral thesis, the graduate alleges the ability of individual research work, publication of results in scientific journals and mentoring young researchers. The standard length of the study is four (4) years which also enables international scientific activities.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
A.T. Still University, Online

This 100 % online program focuses specifically on developing health professions educators. Unique in its class, this online program is designed for practicing clinicians, ... [+]

This 100 % online program focuses specifically on developing health professions educators. Unique in its class, this online program is designed for practicing clinicians, healthcare educators, leaders, and directors who desire to pursue their passion to teach.

Chair: Erin Breitenbach, PhD Credits: 55 Cost/Credit: $671 Total Cost: $36,905 Length: 3 years on average (7-year max)

Overview

The Doctor of Education in Health Professions (EdD) program at A.T. Still University (ATSU) focuses specifically on developing health professions educators. Unique in its class, this online program involves practical experience-based teaching rather than research-based teaching. This prestigious health professions degree is designed for practicing clinicians, healthcare educators, leaders, and directors who desire to pursue their passion to teach.... [-]

USA Kirksville
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 7 years
Online
University College of Southeast Norway

We offer a cross-disciplinary Ph.D. program in Person-Centred Healthcare. The aim of the program is to educate for research aiming at producing new knowledge to develop a ... [+]

Ph.D. in Person-Centred Healthcare

We offer a cross-disciplinary Ph.D. program in Person-Centred Healthcare. The aim of the program is to educate for research aiming at producing new knowledge to develop and support person-centered healthcare practice, including health promotive, bio-medical, organizational and political preconditions for such practices. Candidates with external funding are welcome to apply.

Person-centred healthcare research

Person-centred healthcare research is research taking the needs and values of the individual person as a point of departure, on the individual, interdisciplinary or organizational and systems level. Person-centred values and principles – like respect, autonomy, participation, justice, dignity, trust and patient safety and rights – are central to healthcare practice and policy. However, the fundamental principles of person-centeredness are constantly under pressure, due to a series of factors, like demography, organizational changes, implementation of ICT and a constant drive to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the healthcare services. In this perspective, the aim of the PhD-program is to qualify for top-level research on different aspects of what the realization of person-centered principles and values in healthcare presupposes and implies.... [-]

Norway Drammen Rauland Hønefoss Porsgrunn Bø i Telemark Kongsberg Horten  + 4 More
August 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Ghana

The program will be full time for a period of 12 months comprising 2 semesters of 16 weeks each and the last quarter of the period will be devoted to Public Health Practi ... [+]

The program will be full time for a period of 12 months comprising 2 semesters of 16 weeks each and the last quarter of the period will be devoted to Public Health Practice and the writing of a Dissertation.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

A good first degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university. Three years relevant working experience would be an advantage.

FIELD PRACTICE:

Students will spend up to two (2) months in the field working as public health residents under the supervision of District and Regional Directors of Health Services or other professionals in related fields who are eligible as part-time lecturers of the school. The Field program offers them an opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom and to acquire a critical set of competencies needed for effective public health practice. They also undertake research into health and managerial problems of relevance to the district, laboratory, sector or industry where they are posted.... [-]

Ghana Accra
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Logan University

Logan University’s Doctorate of Health Professions Education (DHPE) is focused on advancing health care through the education process. It is designed to provide health pr ... [+]

Logan University’s Doctorate of Health Professions Education (DHPE) is focused on advancing health care through the education process. It is designed to provide health professionals the tools necessary to be successful educators in their chosen health profession. This online program provides busy working professionals the flexibility to complete their doctorate degree and maintain their current employment. Coursework is designed to provide practical knowledge and skills in the areas of curriculum development, design, and assessment, academic leadership, education technology, statistics and research. Graduates of the program become health educators, university faculty or university administrators.... [-]

USA Chesterfield
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Online
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

The Doctorate in Clinical Epidemiology program seeks to provide academic experiences that enable the training of researchers with the ability to perform and independently ... [+]

The Doctorate in Clinical Epidemiology program seeks to provide academic experiences that enable the training of researchers with the ability to perform and independently guide investigative processes that contribute to the advancement of clinical and health care.

As a basic discipline of clinical medicine, the training of doctors in this field, tends towards the generation or qualification of methods that support with evidence and, allow to make predictions and successful interventions, from the clinical practice, about the health - disease processes.

Thus understood, the research activity of doctoral students and doctors will be oriented towards the generation of increasingly accurate, reliable and valid methods for making decisions that improve the conditions and procedures for patient care and the promotion of Health. This represents the possibility of generating new methods or giving scientific answers to problems found in clinical practice.... [-]

Colombia Cali
January 2020
Full-time
5 years
Campus