Diseases cross borders—and so do our efforts to drive positive change within the global healthcare realm.

Healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Master’s of Health Science (MHS) in Community and Global Health is guided by that core principle. The master’s degree program prepares you to improve access to healthcare locally and globally. You will build the skills and knowledge to promote health around the world through new community-based approaches. You will perform in-depth research and uncover data that illuminates both challenges and solutions. And you will gain the knowledge and confidence to drive policy changes, determine community needs, address health disparities, and solve pressing health-related challenges.

Our state-of-the-art teaching methods and community-based strategies will prepare you for the realities facing disadvantaged populations and give you the tools to lift up those in need. You’ll integrate perspectives from social, economic, cultural, political, and environmental experts to develop robust strategies that address diverse health issues from the Zika virus and drinking water contamination to endemic challenges such as diabetes and mental health.

The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Master’s of Health Science in Community and Global Health was created with generous assistance from the Leir Charitable Foundations. It is one of an influential portfolio of programs offered by Clark University’s renowned International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) Department.

Apply for a Fellowship

We are awarding fellowships for eligible full-time students pursuing the MHS degree. Awards will provide funding for all tuition-related expenses that fellows accrue while enrolled in the program. To receive full consideration, apply by January 15.

Why a Master’s of Health Science in Community and Global Health at Clark University

  • Accelerated degree options – earn a master’s degree in 12 to 15 months. Two other degree tracks are available to earn your degree in 12 to 24 months.
  • Collaborate with faculty who are working with local and global communities, policymakers, and businesses to introduce crucial changes in health research and policy.
  • Gain a competitive professional edge in a department that has been ranked #15 in the world for development studies (based on academic reputation) by QS World University Rankings.
  • Learn data analysis and methodologies that enable you to effect change in roles such as researcher, nonprofit manager, communications director, and policy developer.
  • Build the critical-thinking, research, and technical skills necessary to reimagine and restructure health systems and address the inadequacies of existing programs.

Applications are now reviewed on a rolling basis, and admission requirements have been adjusted.

Clark offers generous scholarships of up to 50% - contact us for details.


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