MPH@GW learners must complete at least 120 hours of supervised public health field work at a local, national, or international organization. They must also submit two deliverables demonstrating proof of having attained five key competencies during this applied practice experience.
The goal of the practicum is to empower learners to address current public health challenges by synthesizing, integrating, and applying insights gained throughout the program to real-world public health work environments and projects. GW has established a number of key partnerships with national and global affiliates, which may be utilized as settings for this experience. GW has partnered with health agencies, service delivery and development organizations, nonprofits, policy institutes, and think tanks.