Global Child Health MS Program

An exceptional degree from one of the world's leading institutions in pediatric global health.


Earn a unique Master of Science (MS) degree in Global Child Health from the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The program offers students a transformative education, which is needed to enhance the treatment and care of childhood cancers and catastrophic illnesses in an evolving world.

Developed in collaboration with the St. Jude Department of Global Pediatric Medicine, students learn to identify and generate evidence needed to improve child health in target environments. By learning to apply systematic, scientific and evidence-based approaches, students can facilitate delivery of timely, comprehensive and effective health care programs to children who need it.

The Global Child Health program equips students to work with leaders across disciplines. It challenges students to critically examine assumptions and beliefs, and engage in an invigorating, collaborative quest for learning and personal development.

Throughout the program, students are supported with exceptional resources, an integrated online course of study, on-campus workshops and experiences, and mentorship by world-renowned faculty and thought leaders in pediatric global health and education. Students can also leverage partnerships St. Jude has formed with collaborators around the globe.

The 30-credit program is offered as a two-year, interdisciplinary degree program, based on flexible learning.

Program Contacts

We welcome talented applicants from diverse scientific backgrounds. Learn more about eligibility, important dates and how to apply.

We offer master's students excellent benefits and exceptional support.

Our Graduate School faculty includes leading scientists and clinical investigators from diverse research areas. Find out more about who you’ll be working with.

You will experience a curriculum that has been thoughtfully designed to meet the specific needs of modern biomedical research. Browse our Academic Catalog and Student Handbook and discover more about what makes us unique.

Meet your future classmates and learn more about their professional achievements.

Explore frequently asked questions about the Global Child Health Master's Program, including the application process.

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Global Scholars Program

Read a series of profiles of the students in the first cohort of the Global Scholars Program. The transformational Global Scholars Projects are an extension and culmination of the experiential learning experience of the MS GCH degree program. 

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