Applications for the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2023 Are Closed

UGHE’s flagship program, the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD), was designed to equip a generation of global health professionals with the tools and knowledge to employ the guiding principles of global health: collaboration, innovation, leadership, and equity. The program emphasizes transnational health issues and the various strategies required to tackle these, including disease surveillance, health systems management, and individual and population-based interventions. 

MGHD Options: 

The Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) has designed the curriculum to prepare individuals to become leaders in the different areas of global health. Students can choose from the following three options to add specificity and personalized instruction to their studies as they earn their MGHD:

Each option offers specialized coursework, in addition to the core courses, that informs students of the varying approaches in global health. The characteristics of each option are described below. Current and prospective students should pursue the path that best accounts for their personal interests and potential.

Admissions Criteria

UGHE’s Office of Admissions takes a holistic approach to the admissions process. The Admissions Committee takes into account a broad range of application criteria, including supplemental documents, professional experience, exams, interviews, and overall alignment the UGHE’s mission and vision. 

The MGHD program targets candidates eager to refine and diversify their global health delivery skills. We welcome candidates holding at least a Bachelor’s degree and from – diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Candidates should have an overall grade of a GPA 3.0 or higher (for the US system) OR first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honors (for the European system). In the event that a candidate has a different grading system than the ones mentioned above, please go ahead and indicate that on the application form. UGHE through Rwanda’s Higher Education Council (HEC) will do the conversions. The MGHD aims to educate students who have a global interest, a commitment to leadership, and a desire to address issues of inequity and disparity through health delivery. Candidates must be committed to high academic integrity. 

What is the structure of the MGHD Program?

UGHE’s MGHD Program is a blended program – meaning the first semester (August 2022 to December 2022) is purely online and the second semester ( January 2023 to August 2023) is in person. 

Does the MGHD program accept international applicants?

Yes! UGHE values diversity and welcomes applicants from around the globe. 

If my transcripts and diplomas are not in English, do I need to get them translated?

Yes. If your transcripts are not in English, you must submit notarized, translated copies of your transcripts and diplomas, as well as copies in their original language. All transcripts and diplomas will be verified by an international transcript verification body. 

If I am accepted into the MGHD Class of 2023 but choose not to attend, can I defer my acceptance?

Acceptance into the MGHD Class of 2023 does not guarantee acceptance in the future. If an applicant chooses to decline his/her offer, s/he is required to reapply for admission.

I applied to the MGHD program last year but wasn’t accepted. Can I reapply?

Applicants who have applied to the MGHD program in the past but have been unsuccessful are encouraged to re-apply.

Important Dates for the MGHD Class of 2023 Admissions Process

Please be mindful of the following dates. All candidates who advance in the process will be required to sit for an entrance exam and interview, per the schedule below. We do not require applicants to travel to Kigali for interviews and examinations if they are located outside of Rwanda.

Application Opens
1 October , 2021 @ 9:00 AM CAT
Application Closes
4 February , 2022 @ 5:00 PM CAT
Applicant Exam
Mid March 2022
Applicant Interviews
Mid April 2022
Final Decision
End of May 2022

If you have any questions throughout the process, please contact the Recruitment and Admissions Team: E-Mail