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Change the World Through Global Health 
Build leadership skills and examine the impacts of globalization and culture on public health. Identify how ethics and human rights shape global health research, programs, and policies. Learn to design, monitor, and evaluate programs and work with international agencies to strengthen public health at local, national and international levels. Learn more about this track now:

Global Health Courses

Global Health Leadership - Required Courses

Concentration Total: 20 Units

PM 525

Culture and Health: Global Perspectives

4 Units

PM 565

Introduction to Global Health

4 Units

PM 576

Global Health Research and Programs

4 Units

PM 577

Global Health, Law and Human Rights

4 Units

Global Health Leadership - And choose one of these courses

PM 529

Environmental Health: An Epidemiological Approach

4 Units

PM 568

Ethical Issues in Public Health

4 Units

Global Health Careers

Globalization and the worldwide increase in demand for health care services continues to fuel the need for qualified global health leaders.

Job titles in Global Health Leadership can include:

  • Global Health Consultant
  • Health Systems Analyst
  • Global Health and Safety Manager
  • Global Health Program Manager / Proposal Manager
  • Community Specialist, Global Health and Health Care

Salaries for global health leaders vary according to organization and level of responsibility, with high-level positions in some organizations being well into the six-figure range.

Organizations that employ global health leaders include:

  • Multilateral agencies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN)
  • Governmental agencies, such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • NGOs and disaster relief organizations, such as the American Red Cross
  • Foundations and philanthropists, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Consulting agencies, such as Deloitte and Abbott
  • Research and academic institutions

USC’s Global Health Projects Map

View our project map to learn how USC’s faculty and students are leading global health initiatives around the world. For more info about the projects, visit