The Harvard Medical School Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery (MMSc-GHD) program offers education in bio-social research, program design, and management that students need to become leaders in the emerging field of global health delivery. The degree-granting program offers a rigorous cross-university curriculum focused on developing the tools needed to perform social and delivery science and policy research in resource-limited settings. The core component of the MMSc-GHD is a field-based mentored research project in global health culminating in a master's thesis.
The MMSc-GHD Program is a STEM-eligible program for F-1 students completing OPT. More details are below.
The MMSc-GHD program connects students with faculty who are leaders in global health and prepares students with the necessary tools to implement projects and programs and to launch productive, fulfilling and successful careers in global health.
Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:
Design and complete rigorous research studies using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods.
Identify and address key issues affecting health worldwide.
Plan and lead programs to improve health for people in many settings, including settings with limited resources.
Leading faculty in global health from Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and from Harvard-affiliated organizations.
Hands-on experience through mentored research project at a global health site.
Curriculum designed to introduce overarching issues affecting global health, and to equip students with the skills and knowledge to implement programs that address those issues.
Graduates from the MMSc-GHD program have attained leadership roles including:
The MMSc-GHD program has CIP code of 26.0509 Infectious Disease and Global Health, and is therefore considered a program on Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics (STEM). Eligible graduates who are not US citizens can apply for the STEM extension of 2 years of work eligibility in the US after post-completion OPT, which means a graduate may work up to 3 years in the US after graduation. Please review the Harvard International Office website for more information: HIO STEM-OPT.
We invite you to learn more about the MMSc-GHD program on this website. Many answers to questions can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have additional questions, please email the MMSc-GHD Program.