Global Vision. Universal Health Care.

The Heller Master of Science in Global Health Policy and Management degree is an accelerated, nine-month program focused on health systems strengthening and global health policy, housed at a top-ranked school for social policy. 

During this turbulent and complex time, the health implications of a world facing natural disasters, war, famine and lack of health care loom large — particularly for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations. But as old threats evolve and new ones emerge, so, too, do the theories and practical strategies we use to combat them.

The MS GHPM program provides aspiring global health professionals from around the world with the comprehensive expertise and cutting-edge tech­niques they need to provide essential health care services that communities depend on most.

Apply Now for Fall 2022!

The application for the 2022-2023 academic year is now open. Join a virtual admissions event to learn more about the program, and learn about our financial aid options, including a 60% minimum scholarship for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers!

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Work with experienced peers from around the world

Acquire a 360-degree view of the world’s health care systems and forge connections that will enrich both your graduate experience and your professional network.
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Join a community dedicated to equity, inclusion and diversity

We work to ensure that community members respect and value others. We are committed to equity, inclusion and diversity in our research institutes, academic programs, policies and community relationships.
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Improve health systems with structural change

Gain skills and insights—aligned with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and the WHO Universal Health Coverage mandate—to improve health outcomes for entire populations.

Become a global health policy leader

Create positive change for improved global health through careers with USAID, the United Nations, academic institutions, state health ministries and more.
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Tori Lee, MBA/MS GHPM'22

“I’m really interested in expanding what health care as a human right looks like in the United States, and for all people," says Lee. “I want to work for a health care organization with a social justice platform.” That’s what led her to the Heller School to pursue dual MS in Global Health Policy and Management and Social Impact MBA degrees, to prepare her for a career addressing health equity. 

Alumni Outcomes

Adeyemi Okunogbe, MS GHPM’12, Health Systems Specialist, RTI International

“Heller was where I first understood health policy, its linkages to global health, and the social justice issues around global health. Heller helped me choose a focus on research to provide rigorous evidence that health policymakers can use to make meaningful decisions.”

Leah Ratner, MS GHPM'10, Global Health Fellow, Boston Children’s Hospital

“Heller was absolutely formative. I’m so grateful for it, to have that year of being around folks who are absolutely committed to fighting injustice. It fueled so much of my continued advocacy for health equity.”

Bulat Idrisov

Bulat Idrisov, MS GHPM’14, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, Bashkir State Medical University; Founder, Panacea.Cloud

“I am confident being in positions that require you to lead. But because of my experience at Heller I can look at ambitious projects and say, ‘It’s not easy, but I can do it.’”

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