MPH in Global Health Leadership & Administration

Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences 


  • Study in international  environment 
  • Gain access to leading innovations in the field
  • Get trained in professional and academic career setting
  • 1-year program



Program description

The University of Haifa’s International Master’s Program in Global Health Leadership and Administration is dedicated to providing students with a strong foundation from which to critically examine current global health challenges. The next generation of health care leaders will require a comprehensive understanding of society’s many facets and how they each relate to public health issues. They will also need to have sophisticated leadership skills in order 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. In an increasingly integrated world marked by growing disparity, public health leaders will also need to be aware of how global and national forces affect health within and between national borders.

The Global Health Leadership and Administration program nurtures the required high levels of sophistication, excellent leadership and communication skills, and a deep knowledge of public and global health in order to prepare future practitioners and researchers for leadership roles in settings across the globe. The one-year program is taught in English over three consecutive semesters, from October through September.


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What you will study

The curriculum is made up of a variety of courses that cover all facets of the field of Global Health and Administration including core courses in introducing the field, epidemiology, biostatistics and research methods. A full range of elective courses can be viewed here. The course also includes a capstone project and a structured and supervised professional practicum.

Read about alumni from the 2017-2018 cohort here!

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Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0, 80% or the equivalent from an accredited university
  • Copy of diploma(s) and official certified paper transcript(s)
  • Candidates who have not graduated from an academic institution where the language of instruction is English, or who are not native English speakers, must submit ONE of the following to prove a high level of English proficiency:

    • General GRE scores taken within the last five years
    • Official TOEFL or other official English proficiency exam scores (ie. IELTS)* 
  • At least two letters of recommendation from either academic (i.e. a professor) or professional (i.e. a supervisor) sources. We do not accept personal references.
  • CV/Resume
  • Copy of valid passport & six passport-sized photos
  • Personal Statement: Your statement should be a concise, well-written essay about your educational background and reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in public health.

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*Test scores may be submitted electronically to institution code 0955. Alternatively, you may send the International School the original or authorized copy of your test score. Israeli applicants may submit scores from official University-administered English exam.


For international students tuition and fees for the full academic year is $US 10,630*. The fee breakdown appears below: 
Tuition  $9,700
Service Fees (Security, Library, Health Insurance, etc.)  $930
TOTAL (in US Dollars) $10,630

*This information is relevant for International applicants only. For Israeli citizens and ID holders please contact the Tuition Department here  

There is a non-refundable $100 application fee per academic year for the program.

Dormitories are available for $450 per month.

* Final tuition for the next academic year is updated each August. For more information on the cost of our programs, dormitories, etc. and payment instructions please click here. For financial aid information visit the "Scholarships" tab on this page. 

Career opportunities

Global public health is a multidisciplinary specialty, leaving graduates of the program with a broad range of career options. Graduates will be well placed to pursue careers in ministries of health, non-governmental organizations, multi-lateral agencies (such as WHO), governmental agencies (USAID, in-country ministry of health, etc.), advocacy groups, disaster relief organizations, or research and academic institutions in positions such as Public Health Analysts and Public Health Advisors, Disease Control Consultants, and Health and Wellness Managers.


Core Courses

  • Introduction to Global Public Health (including Social Determinants of Health)
  • Theories and Models of Health Behavior
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology & Analysis of Epidemiological Data
  • Biostatistics & SAS
  • Introduction to Public Health Policy, Administration & The Israeli Health System

Concentration Courses

  • Research Methods & Epidemiological Investigation
  • Global Health Systems
  • Health Economics
  • Organization & Management
  • Leadership & Management 
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Leadership Seminar Series

Elective courses, a practicum, a Capstone Course also part of the curriculum.

For more information on the course curriculum and course description please click here


Manfred Green, MD, PhD, MPH is currently the director of the Global Health Leadership and Administration MPH program and previously served as head of the University of Haifa School of Public Health, where he is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia, College of Public Health in the United States. He received his medical degree at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, his MPH and PhD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and his BSc in mathematical statistics at the University of Witwatersrand. He previously served as head of the public health branch for the Israel Defense Forces, as well as founding director of the Israel Center for Disease Control.

For a full list of faculty members and their specialisations please visit here.


This program is eligible for Masa scholarship. For more scholarship information please visit the International school's Scholarships page

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March 15 - Early Application Deadline 

May 31    - Late Application Deadline  (for late applications dormitory reservations are not guaranteed)

April 15  - Financial Aid Application Deadline