Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University
Why you should consider this program
As a Coverdell Fellow in the MSc-GH, your experiences abroad become a valuable part of your education at Duke. With Duke's focus on interdisciplinary learning and applied research methods and concepts, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your service abroad in connection with the larger context of global health. Through the core curriculum focused on research skills, ethics, and health systems, you will gain broad knowledge that can then be tailored to your individual interests and goals with elective coursework across Duke University. Access to comprehensive Duke resources for professional development, leadership training, and community engagement will help you combine your Peace Corps experience with robust academic training to move into your career.
Benefits for Coverdell Fellows
|Tuition/fees for Complete Program||Value of Coverdell Fellowship||Net cost *|
|In state||$ 107,334||$ 65,895||$ 41,439|
|Out of state||$ 107,334||$ 65,895||$ 41,439|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
50% tuition scholarship commitment to selected Coverdell Fellows in first three terms; 100% tuition scholarship in fourth term committed to all students, including Coverdell Fellows.
Fellowships awarded per year (average)
Other benefits or opportunities
If the paid assistantship does not focus on underserved populations within the US, Coverdell Fellows will be connected to volunteer opportunities with local impact through DGHI and Duke connections.
Coverdell Fellows are also extended a field research grant ($7,000.00) and professional development grant ($500.00). These grants are awarded to all students.
Annual cost of living (estimated)
Application fee waived?No
We will utilize our assistantship structure to connect Coverdell Fellows with a defined list of project opportunities with local impact - specifically local or NC-based opportunities through Duke's Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, the Duke Department of Community and Family Medicine, and with local NGOs and service organizations. If Coverdell Fellows do not match to projects with local impact through the assistantship process, we will work with DGHI and Duke structures to connect them to volunteer and community service opportunities with underserved populations in Durham and our surrounding communities, with an expectation of significant, continued engagement with a single organization throughout the academic year.
Jobs for program alumni
The combination of extended international experience and solid academic training creates highly competitive applicants for job placements and other opportunities in the field of global health. Duke Master of Science in Global Health graduates have landed positions in academic research units, NGOs focused on research, health, and development, in local health departments, and in the private sector. Many go on to further education or training in PhD or MD programs, or through graduate medical residency or fellowship. As an interdisciplinary program, our graduates bring different skills, experiences, and interests to the program, and career outcomes reflect this diversity of career outcomes.
Duke offers career advising and professional development resources to all graduate students, and DGHI complements those offered at the university-level with specific workshops and networking opportunities aligned with the field of global health.
GRE or MCAT scores, college transcripts, two essays, three academic or professional recommendations (at least one must be academic), Description of Service (DOS) or confirmation of current service, with DOS to be submitted before matriculation.
Apply as usual through the Duke Graduate School, indicating that you would like to be considered for the Coverdell Fellowship. When Duke informs you of your admission to the program, we will also inform you of whether or not you have been selected as a Coverdell Fellow.
Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started