Master of Global Health


To be admitted in the Master of Global Health degree program, the applicant should:

1. Hold a Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, pure and applied sciences, or humanities and social sciences from a recognized university.

2. Have passed the bachelor’s degree with a second class upper division, or its equivalent.

3. Have two-year work experience post Bachelor’s degree.

In addition to the above requirements, applicants whose language of instruction is not English should provide evidence of proficiency in both written and spoken English. Where there is no clear evidence of this, applicants may be required to write the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or its equivalent. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton accepts 550 points as a passing mark.


Continuous assessment

The details of continuous assessment strategies are described in course outlines. They account for 50% of the course grade and include oral presentations, case studies, assignments, quizzes and term papers. Assignments are submitted both online and during face-to-face sessions.

End-of term/semester assessment

Each course/module, except GHTW 714 (Thesis Writing), will have a written final examination. Instead of a research project examination, the students will produce a research thesis and a publishable article at the end of the project.

Practical assessment

The students will demonstrate skills acquired in the GHCP 711: Global Health Practicum course. The students will produce a report of the practicum. Details of additional practical assessments are in the course outlines.


The program is executed using face to face instruction, distance learning using Adobe Connect (AC) meetings and e-learning using the Fronter platform. The meetings are designed to introduce courses and clarify issues on materials posted on the e-learning platform (Fronter Platform). For each course there are 15 face to face contact hours and 30 hours of distance learning. The medium of instruction for the program will be English language.


For the candidate to graduate with a Master of Global Health, he/she should: 1. Have completed 48 credit hours of course work;

2. Have passed course examinations with a grade of B- or higher;

3. Have passed with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale;

4. Have completed the 3 credit hours (45 clock hours) of practicum whereby 1 credit hour of practicum is equivalent to 3 clock hours in a week;

5. Pass the 1 credit hour comprehensive examination with a grade of B- or higher;

6. Publish at least 1 paper derived from the research project;

7. Defend a thesis and pass with a grade of B- or better;

8. Submit eight (8) hard bound copies of the thesis;

9. Apply for graduation; 10. Meet financial obligations.