Duke Kunshan Advantage

The Duke Kunshan University Master of Science in Global Health brings innovative international global health education to China, one of the leading economies in the world.

World-Class Education

Students who successfully complete the program requirements at Duke Kunshan University will receive a Master of Science degree awarded by Duke University, a leading private research university located in Durham, North Carolina United States. Consistently ranked among the top universities in the world, Duke was ranked No. 7 in the United States by US News & World Report and No. 17 globally by Times Higher Education World University Ranking in 2014.

Interdisciplinary approach to global health education

The Master of Science in Global Health is an interdisciplinary program that draws on expertise of world-class faculty from multiple schools, departments, and academic disciplines.

Opportunities for Research

The Duke Kunshan University Global Health Research Center was established in 2013 by the Duke Global Health Institute. The Center uses innovative approaches to research and solve important health and health policy challenges in China and the larger region, offering MSc-GH students many opportunities for involvement and participation.  In addition to collaborating with leading Chinese and international researchers, the Duke Kunshan Global Health Research Center will host national and international conferences to disseminate research findings and encourage dialogue among scientists, professionals, policy-makers and other key stakeholders engaged in global health.

Field Study

Working with faculty mentors throughout the year, students will spend at least 10 weeks in the field conducting a research project. Students will have opportunities within Asia and beyond, including Africa, Latin America and the USA.


Based in China, a country with a diverse population facing a variety of health challenges across its social, cultural, economic and geographic divides, the program is well-situated to offer a unique setting in which to study global health. The campus is located in Kunshan, which falls geographically within the “One-hour Economic Circle” in the Yangtze River Delta.  Kunshan has won many distinctions, including four consecutive years ranking at the top of Forbes China’s Best County-level cities in the Chinese Mainland list and the 2010 UN-Habitat Scroll of Honor Award. It has attracted a number of Fortune 500 companies and other leading enterprises.

Small Class-Size and Supportive Faculty

The Master of Science in Global Health offers a small, diverse cohort and unparalleled support from faculty and staff.