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The George Washington University Master of Public Health (MPH) online

Gain the skills to transform healthcare on a local, national, or international scale with the George Washington University (GW).

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About the program

  • D.C.-connected: GW’s faculty are highly respected experts and leaders who work on the front line of health policy on Capitol Hill.
  • Global alumni network: MPH graduates join an extensive alumni network of more than 300,000 professionals in over 170 countries.
  • Recognized credentials: MPH@GW is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

About the George Washington University

Founded in 1997, the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health prepares the nation’s — and world’s — future healthcare leaders to effectively manage health systems and organizations. The school provides leading health education; incorporates cutting-edge scholarship, scientific rigor, and training; and connects learners with faculty operating at the epicenter of public health policy in Washington, D.C.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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Concentrations

As a learner, you can choose your own elective courses or select an optional concentration. No matter which path you pursue, the curriculum is composed of 45 credits. The following concentrations are available:

  • Global Health: Develop the skills, knowledge, and values you will need to effectively address the planet’s most urgent health issues.
  • Women, Youth, and Child Health: Unpack and address the social, behavioral, and systems-based factors that uniquely affect women, children, adolescents, and families.
  • Health Informatics and Analytics: Leverage information technology, data, and analytics to enhance clinical and healthcare-centered processes, services, and research.
  • Climate Systems Health: Learn to assess and mitigate the public health issues linked to anthropogenic climate change, with a systems approach and multidisciplinary approach.

Admissions

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, with program starts available in January, April, July, and September. No GRE scores are required, but you may submit them if you feel that they would improve your application. Individuals who submit their application by a priority deadline become eligible for a $75 fee waiver. MPH@GW guarantees a tuition scholarship of $10,000 to learners accepted and enrolled into the upcoming cohort. 


To complete an application, you will need to submit:

  • An online application form and fee

  • A statement of purpose

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended

  • Your résumé or CV

Practicum

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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.

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