MPH Program Overview


Join the next generation of global public health leaders!

The University of Haifa’s International Master’s Program Public Health specialized in Health Systems Administration and Global Health Leadership, which is the first of its kind in Israel, provides students with a strong foundation from which to critically address current global health challenges, instilling in them the skills to effectively lead in a globalizing world. The American-based curriculum is taught by expert local and international faculty and meets the specific set of requirements of MPH programs abroad. The curriculum includes a variety of courses in the field of public health, management, statistics, epidemiology, sociology, and psychology.

The next generation of health care leaders will need to understand the multifaceted nature of society and how it relates to public health issues. They will also need to have sophisticated leadership skills to serve an ever more complex society, and to manage cross-cutting, multi-sectoral, top-down and bottom-up comprehensive programs, within and beyond the health services. 

With this in mind, the University of Haifa is offering an MPH program with an emphasis on global health. The MPH program nurtures high levels of sophistication, excellent communication skills, and a deep knowledge of public health and global health leadership. The program seeks to prepare future practitioners and researchers for leadership roles in settings across the globe.

Due to its special history and location, Israel is a unique place to study multicultural issues in public health leadership. As a complex and diverse society and with its modern health care system, its focus on high technology, globalization, and its location – “between East and West” – Israel is a unique environment for a program of this nature. Israel also provides excellent field study opportunities that allow students to see how diverse and intriguing methods and strategies to manage public health issues actually take root.

In an increasingly integrated world marked by growing disparity, public health leaders will need to be aware of how global and national forces affect health within and between national borders. The University of Haifa, in partnership with other universities around the world, is proud to lead this organizing effort. Students enrolled in this unique and exciting program will meet in Israel, learn together, develop lifelong relationships with colleagues from around the world, and then promote best practices in health care. 

The one-year program is taught in English over three consecutive semesters from October through September. Students have the option of completing a thesis, which may take an additional year of study either in Haifa or in their home country. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a specialization in the field of Health Systems Administration and Global Health Leadership.

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