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Global Health at a Glance
MPH-GH Program Overview
To effectively address critical problems in population health, the 20th century public health paradigm must be transformed into a 21st century global health model of partnership created on principles of equality, transparency, mutual interest, and respect. The Thammasat Faculty of Public Health is leading the way to develop international collaborations in education and research reflecting this new model. Our priorities include developing a graduate program that defines global health from a socio-political perspective with an emphasis on interregional capacity building applying a South-to-South focus (Africa, Asia-Pacific and Middle East).
While enormous progress has taken place in aspects of biomedical science, the tools of public health and management, and social and political engagement, it is only when these elements come together that we have seen real and lasting strides in improving the health and wellbeing of the world’s disadvantaged citizens. By using our collective multidisciplinary and multi-sector experiences, resources, and expertise we can help change the fundamentals of global health. Not alone in narrow disciplines, but through partnerships that draw on differing perspectives, differing knowledge and experience, and differing priorities. Understanding how to mobilize such partnerships, how to make them most effective, and where to turn for experience empowers us at the global stage. The program aims to produce the intellectual foundation supporting a 21st century model of global health.
The program’s objectives are expressed as core and functional competencies. Competencies students are expected to achieve are:
Information for decision-making
Design, management and evaluation
Capacity development for global health
Sex : Male: 47% Female: 53%
- 40% : Public Health (public health, health promotion, environmental health etc.)
- 43% : Biomedical Sciences (medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmaceutical science etc.)
- 17% : Other disciplines (law, political science, public administration, social sciences, etc.)
- Asia: 50%
- Africa: 40%
- EU & North America: 10%
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Integrated Field Activities
Various program courses offer integrated real world exposures such as: GH601 Physical Environments and Health; GH610 Human Security and Global Health; GH612 Mobility and Global Health; GH615 Research Methods in Global Health; and GH666 Qualitative Approaches to Inquiry.
The program offers a student exchange program which comprises of:
Global Health Practicum
Students have the option to enroll in an elective Global Health Practicum at Manipal University in India, which consists of team-based field orientations supported by: literature reviews, field visits, and interviews with stakeholders and experts. The field orientation is then concluded with a week-end symposium where students’ work is presented and discussed with peers, professors, and professional executives.
The academic year in Thailand for international programs commences in September and terminates in August the following year. However, students enrolled in the MPH Global Health Program must enroll mid-August to attend our pre-program seminars.
The academic year for the MPH Global Health Program is divided into 3 equal terms of study (trimesters) namely: September-December; January-April; and May-August. Brief term breaks are planned at the end of trimester-1 (December) and the end of trimester-2 (April).
How to Apply
You can initiate your application online by clicking the “Apply Now” button.
MPH-Global Health estimated cost for tuition and administrative fees: $17,000 (USD)
What organizations work in the global health space?
Global health professionals find jobs at global, national, and local levels. A more useful classification is to look at organizational functions such as: funding agencies, advocacy organizations, global or national governance, product development, public health services, community work, and consultancy services. In addition to the function, organizations work on prevention and control of diseases, while others focus on issues such as sexual and reproductive health, humanitarian assistance, migration, or marginalized groups, etc.
What are the job options with a MPH Global Health degree?
Broadly speaking there are three job-types: (a) experts in a specialty area e.g. tobacco control, (b) mastering a specific skill set applicable across areas e.g. program evaluation, and (c) a combination of a specific skill set applied to a specialty area e.g. health economics and HIV-AIDS.
The MPH degree in combination with your prior background equips you very well for a professional career. For those aspiring academic careers doctoral studies are required.
Whatever your preference, you need to get on board… this often requires getting involved in the global health space. This can be challenging for a graduate. While waiting for job opportunities to emerge, getting involved through internships can strengthen your future job applications.
For further details check out the video clip:
Career Opportunities in Global Health
What careers do our graduates build with their MPH Global Health degree?
All of our graduates have been able to secure employment within 3-12months after the completion of the program. About 80% of our graduates take up positions with International Organizations (i.e. WHO, IOM, ILO, UNFPH etc.) and International Non-Government Organizations (i.e. Doctors without Borders, International Rescue Committee, Safe the Children, CARE etc.). And about 15 % of our graduates join their government as a public health professional; while some opt for research career and proceeded to doctoral studies.
MPH-Global Health graduate employment data:
All of our graduates have been able to secure employment within 3-12months after the completion of the program:
IOs or INGO employed:
|Desire Rwodzi [Zimbabwe]|
Desire took up a position as Data Analyst-Consultant with the Strategic Information Hub of UNAIDS Regional Support Team in South Africa.
|Sapana Koirala [Nepal]|
Sapana is currently working as Public Health Analyst with the World Health Organization in Kathmandu, Nepal.
|Elin Longaard [Sweden]|
After graduation Elin took-up the position of Operations Center Pool Manager of surgeons, obstetricians/gynecologists, anesthetists and midwives for Doctors without Borders in Berlin, Germany.
|May Myat Cho [Myanmar]|
May Cho, a medical doctor from Myanmar took up the positions of Program Manager for the South East Asian Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) in Bangkok, Thailand.
|Kudakwashe Dube [Zimbabwe] |
After graduation Kuda worked with various international organizations such as: UNAIDS, UNFPA and ILO. Kuda recently obtained his PhD in Development & Population Studies.
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