Admission Steps for the Master’s in Global Child Health

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We welcome applicants with health-related work experience and a four-year degree. (See eligibility details below.) 

Applications are open and close on December 1.

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Find more information about the MSc in Global Child Health (including curriculum, benefits, and FAQs).

Admissions Timeline

Dates Admission Process
September Application period opens
December 1, 11:59 p.m. PST  Deadline: Applications must be submitted with all supporting materials
January 31 Admissions Committee completes its review
February Candidate interviews conducted online
Early March Accepted candidates notified 
July Program begins

Who May Apply?

Currently, the program can only accept applications from Tennessee residents and international (non-U.S.) residents.

Application Materials

Submit your application and additional supplemental materials online. Applications that are incomplete or missing supporting documents will not be considered.

For questions, please contact Julie Laveglia.

Environment of Equal Opportunity

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences encourages diversity on campus and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status, disabled veteran’s status or any other status protected by federal or Tennessee state law. 

The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School is committed to creating an inclusive learning environment that provides cultural and ethnic diversity. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply to the program.

Health Screening and Vaccines

Newly admitted students whose program requires an on-campus presence or are considered full-time must fulfill health screening requirements. Students who will be physically present on the St. Jude campus or are considered full-time must have immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella. Those physically present on the St. Jude campus must participate in St. Jude’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Program (full vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 by September 9, 2021 is a condition of enrollment, unless a medical or religious accommodation request is approved). If proof of immunity cannot be established at time of enrollment, blood titers will be performed to test immunity, excluding SARS-CoV-2. Students who will work with influenza viruses must receive the annual influenza vaccine unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved. All other students physically present on the St. Jude campus must receive the annual influenza vaccine or sign a declination form.

Students may also be required to comply with St. Jude health and safety protocols designed in accordance with local and federal requirements or guidelines. These protocols may include daily SARS-CoV-2 symptom screening, masking and/or physical distancing.


The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, please visit http://www.tn.gov/thec/bureaus/student-aid-and-compliance/postsecondary-state-authorization/authorized-institutions-and-data.html.

 

This online degree might not be recognized in your jurisdiction and if in-county recognition is important to you, we recommend that you verify this independently.