We offer Master’s and PhD programs in global and planetary health for prospective students who have commitment to improving the health and well-being of people and the planet. Both Master’s and PhD courses are demanding and intensive programs, aimed at giving graduates a solid base in research and policy analysis.
Global Health Policy Semester
GHP Lecture 2023 Tuesdays; 13:00 – 16:00
|Global environmental change and health
|Spatial statistics and applications to health surveillance
|Temperature and mortality
|Innovations in maternal and child health
|Evidence synthesis for global health research
|Overview of global burden of disease
|Health impact assessments in environmental health
|Seasonality assessment in epidemiology
|Equity in health and universal health coverage assessment
|Climate change mitigation policy
|Sustainable development goals: global policy and health agenda
|Global mental health
|Health effects of dust and haze exposure
|Infectious disease surveillance system
|Air pollution and health
|Social determinants of health
|Cancer epidemiology and prevention
|Comparative risk assessment
|Global perspectives for disease control and the future
|Environment and child health
|Japan’s Global Health Diplomacy in the era of COVID-19 and beyond
|Nutrition and health
|Disaster control and management: from the field to policy
|Population aging and its implications to health systems
(Master of Health Science)
The Master’s program is a demanding, interdisciplinary program that emphasizes student-directed learning, problem-solving, and acquisition of fundamental global and planetary health research skills. Students are required to complete a minimum of 30-course credits and a master’s thesis. Beyond the program requirements, students are encouraged to consult with faculty advisers to choose elective courses best suited to their needs. The research topic for the thesis needs to be discussed by the end of the first year. For those who intend to carry out field research, a draft of the research proposal needs to be submitted to and approved by the Research Ethics Committee before the research is conducted. Students are encouraged to submit their manuscripts for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
The PhD program is designed to train the next generation of leaders in global and planetary health. PhD students are required to complete a minimum of 20-course credits and a doctoral thesis.
Application Process and Requirements
Admission Guide for Master’s and Doctoral Degree Programs
Dear Prospective Students,
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Global Health Policy at the University of Tokyo.
We look forward to helping you as you consider advanced studies in our department. Admission is managed through the Graduate School of Medicine, so if you are interested in our Master’s and Doctoral Degree Programs, please see the Graduate School of Medicine admissions page, where you will learn about the application requirements and processes.
You will need to obtain an application form and an English proficiency test (e.g., TOEFL or IELTS Academic). Please submit your completed application within the scheduled period. If you have any questions about the process, you may contact the graduate school directly, or you may email the department chair, Professor Masahiro Hashizume for more information. The application forms are usually made available in early June.