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Master of Health Science (MHS) in Global Health Economics

Core Competencies

The major components of the master's in Global Health Economics include:

  • Nine months of academic coursework building strengths in economics, econometrics, biostatistics, and epidemiology
  • Written comprehensive exam
  • Specialty elective courses in international health
  • Completion of a scholarly paper that integrates material from multiple courses applying health economics, globalization and health, econometrics, economic evaluation or other research techniques to a topic of interest

Students who complete the MHS in Global Health Economics will be able to

  • Use economic theory to predict responses to changes in policies and incentives provided by changes in government policy, the health system, in health services provision, or in public health
  • Use economic theory to balance the tradeoff between equity and efficiency for health policy recommendations
  • Understand the appropriate role of cost-effectiveness analysis and economic reasoning in the policy making process for health care in the United States and around the world
  • Understand how economics is combined effectively with other public health sciences including biostatistics, epidemiology, and disease modeling in the conduct of cost-effectiveness studies and other types of economic studies
  • Provide input into the conduct of economic evaluations related to new health interventions, health systems, health services, or public health interventions
  • Provide content input into the conduct of econometric analyses of changes related to policy and to perform data management and statistical tasks related to econometric analyses
  • Provide input into the interpretation of results of all types of economic evaluations and analyses for policy purposes
  • Analyze how globalization trends in trade, immigration and labor markets may affect global burdens of disease and health behavior