Unique Global Health Master Program in Türkiye

Global Health is a field that integrates expertise and perspectives from different disciplines, based on the determinants of health that have a complex structure in the globalizing world. It provides a new platform for research, education, and information about the health problems facing the world.

Global Health work focuses largely on health issues that go beyond the borders of nations. Health policies, health inequalities, gender inequalities, migration, violence, global climate crisis, urbanization, demographic change, pandemics, new and re-emerging infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, etc. It brings together many different disciplines of subjects and requires an interdisciplinary approach.

A flexible knowledge and skill set are required to understand and manage the health challenges of our time in the best way. Within this skillset, research, management, communication and collaboration, ethics and professionalism, capacity building, sociocultural and political awareness gain particular importance in terms of global health.

Apart from biological factors, health has many ecological, cultural, institutional, historical, evolutionary, social, economic, political and technological determinants. It’s necessary to grasp and evaluate all these factors to create effective and sustainable solutions to global health problems.

Why Koç University?

Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary environment

International career opportunities through strong network

Designed for a wide range of applicants from various backgrounds

What will you gain after this graduate study?

Those who complete the program will acquire competencies in epidemiology and research, analyzing causes, effects and relationships that determine health at the global level, strategic analysis, program management, policy development, communication and collaboration, ethics and professionalism, capacity building, sociocultural and political awareness.

How is the program structured?

The MSc in Global Health (Non-Thesis) is designed to be completed in 1 calendar year over 2 semesters (Fall-Spring or Spring-Fall). During this year the students will complete a total of 10 courses (30 credits) and a graduation project supervised by one of the program faculty members. Courses are offered during weekdays (Monday-Friday) and working hours. (if necessary the courses will be held on weekends)

Who can apply?

Having a bachelor’s degree in related fields including Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Economics, Administrative Sciences and Natural Sciences.

Those who have a career goal in these fields can continue their careers in many different national and international institutions as health policy analysts and consultants, health services managers, health educators, epidemiologists, researchers and lecturers.


From Our Faculty Members

Program Coordinator Prof. Sibel Sakarya

From Our Graduates

Master’s Perspective | Prof. Sibel Sakarya, Global Health