This fall, the University of Washington Department of Global Health (DGH) welcomes 59 new graduate students from around the world to partake in MPH, DrGH, and PhD programs. 

Over half of these incoming students are international. Representing 19 countries outside of the United States, this cohort has surpassed last year’s record-breaking 17 countries as the most geographically diverse cohort in DGH history. Countries represented include Tanzania, Nigeria, India, Iran, Vietnam, Peru, Kenya, Namibia, Colombia, Malawi, Mongolia, East Timor, Sudan, Gambia, Myanmar, Nepal, Tajikistan, South Africa, and Rwanda. 

Of the 59 new Huskies, 40 will be pursuing the Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health program, while 5 students will join the Doctor of Global Health Leadership & Practice (DrGH) degree program and receive advanced training that will provide them with necessary skills and resources to work across diverse settings. Additionally, the PhD Global Health Metrics & Implementation Science program and the PhD Pathobiology program will welcome 8 and 6 new students, respectively. 

The incoming students will join the 138 current graduate students, comprised of 49 MPH students, 6 DrGH students, as well as 83 PhD students (58 in Global Health Metrics, 25 in Pathobiology). Together, the new and existing cohorts will have an opportunity to address complex public health issues and support better health for local and global communities. 

The UW Department of Global Health is now in its 15th year since its creation in 2007, world-renowned for its ground-breaking discoveries, research methodologies, and education and training programs. Our network of nearly 1,500 alumni from more than 30 countries are making meaningful impacts to global health through multilateral and bilateral agencies including WHO, UNAIDS, and CDC; non-governmental organizations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, and Partners in Health; ministries of health; and local organizations worldwide. DGH’s alumni include 4 ministers of health in countries in Africa and South America.