Program Overview

The University of Washington Department of Global Health is pleased to offer the Doctor of Global Health Leadership and Practice (DrGH) degree program, enrolling its first cohort in Autumn 2021. As a practice doctorate preparing future leaders to achieve lasting improvement in global health, the DrGH will provide advanced training in global health to mid-career professionals, with a focus on evidence-based practice.

The DrGH addresses a documented need for advanced degree programs that generate practice-based leadership skills for global health settings as opposed to more commonly available programs that focus largely on research skills. The DrGH degree program will improve the skills of global health leaders in planning, catalyzing resources; motivating teams; strengthening national policy; and, implementing, managing, and evaluating evidence-based programs in a variety of global health settings. DrGH graduates will gain the ability to understand and successfully navigate and work across diverse organizations and settings, including Ministries of Health (MOH), multilateral and bi-lateral agencies (e.g., the World Health Organization [WHO], the US Agency for International Development [USAID]), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), foundations, academic institutions, and private sector organizations.

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