||Fall I / II (12+ credits)
||Spring I/II (12+ credits)
|Global Health and Development: Theories, Approaches and Policy
||GHD 702 (2) Introductory Graduate Seminar on the Role of Partners in Global Health and Development
GHD 703 (2) Ethics in Global Health and Development
|GHD 704 (1) Advanced Graduate Seminar in Global Health and Development
GHD 705 (2) Leadership in Global Health and Development
GHD 707 (2) Global Development: Theory and Practice
||GHD 701 (1) Public Health Sciences; discover to practice
||GHD 706 (2) Advanced Topics in Implementation Science and Evaluation
|Health Systems and Policy Studies
||GH 524 (2) Health Systems Performance and Health Systems Financing Methods and Evidence
|Development and Economics
||MDP 502 (3) Development Economics
GH 561 (3) Applications of Public Health Economics in Low- and Moderate-Income Countries
|MDP 514 (3) Applied Development Practice
ANT 585 (3) Development and Change**
HPM 522 (3) Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs
|Research Methods and Design
||BSHE 710 (3) Research Designs in the Behavioral and Social Sciences
GH 525 (3) Qualitative Data Analysis
EPI 530 (4) Epidemiologic Methods I
BIOS 500 (3) Statistical Methods I
|GH 522 (3) Qualitative Research Methods for Global Health Sciences
||GHD 597 (VC) GHD Research Rotation
||GHD 597 (VC) Research Rotation
* Students who have previously taken the courses indicated in italics will be waived from taking them again. For example, students with a Masters of Public Health would have already taken introductory biostatistics and epidemiology courses whereas those with a Masters in Development Practice or in the social sciences would have taken courses in development and/or qualitative methods.
** offered every other year
While students may enter the program with interest in a specific area of emphasis, the core curriculum is designed to encourage students to explore different areas of global health and development and provide them with flexibility to pursue areas that match their career interests and goals. During the first two years, students take formal course work and participate in seminars, discussion groups, and lectures by faculty members and/or visiting scientists that will expose them to theory and issues in global health and development coupled with courses that focus on the various types of research design and methods used in implementation science, policy studies, development studies, behavioral and social science research.
The core curriculum will use case-based teaching to facilitate experiential and applied learning. Most cases describe retrospective interventions, events, policies, and programs. The case topics and descriptions of circumstances are realistic representations based on existing evidence and current projections and will be used to promote critical thinking and understanding the realities and challenges of working in global health and development. Most case scenarios are complex and do not necessarily have a correct or perfect solution and a variety of themes will be incorporated in the courses to emphasize the interdisciplinarity of the program faculty and interests.
All students will have a doctoral mentoring committee comprised of at least 2 faculty members who will guide them during the first two years with the selection of courses, rotation opportunities, selection of doctoral research topics and mentors, identify opportunities that may not be at Emory but available with existing partners and organizations such as the CDC/ Carter Center/ University of Georgia and Georgia Technology. They may also begin research by working with different faculty members as part of the Research Rotation requirements and should be ready to pass the qualifying exam and identify an area of research that matches his/her interests and career goals by the end of the second year.