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The International Health Program of National Yang-Ming University was established in 2002. This program seeks to train students with interests in international health issues and equips them with capabilities in dealing with complex challenges in public health. The program aims to recruit both domestic and international students with the expectation of active learning and experience sharing among students with different backgrounds.

Previous students in this program came from different regions of the world: America (USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras, Haiti, El Salvador, Ecuador, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Panama, Nicaragua, Colombia, Paraguay and Saint Christopher and Nevis), Africa (Burkina Faso, Swaziland, Gambia, Malawi, Nigeria, Kenya, São Tomé and Príncipe and South Africa), Asia (Russia, Philippines, Vietnam, Mongolia, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Israel and Japan), Oceania (Solomon Islands), and Europe (France, Poland, UK, Spain, Switzerland and Czech Republic).

The International Health Program is a collaborative program consisting of nine graduate institutes at Yang-Ming University: Public Health, Health and Welfare Policy, Hospital and Health Care Administration, Clinical and Community Health Nursing, Microbiology and Immunology, Biomedical Informatics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Tropical Medicine, and Traditional Medicine. All courses are in English.


  • International Health Program draws on main public health disciplines to understand and address global health concerns through research, education, and international collaboration.
  • The Program seeks to provide advanced master and doctoral trainings to research scientists and public health professionals.


IHP offers two graduate programs. Degree programs available are the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Both programs are offered on a full-time enrollment basis.

  • MS Program
    A minimum of 24 credits in courses and a six-credit master thesis. It usually takes two academic years to accomplish all requirements.
  • Ph.D. Program
    A minimum of 18 credits in course work (30 credits if without a master degree) and a Ph.D. thesis must be completed, and publications of study results in international science journals is required prior to graduation. The time to accomplish a PhD program varies from 3 to 7 years in Yang Ming University, usually 5 to 6 years


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