Adjusted requirements for the MPH when taken as part of the dual program
|Adjusted MPH core curriculum requirements|
|Core (11 credits)|
|PUBH 6000||MPH Applied Practice Experience|
|PUBH 6002||Biostatistical Applications for Public Health|
|PUBH 6003||Principles and Practices of Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6007||Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health|
|PUBH 6009||Fundamentals of Public Health Program Evaluation|
|PUBH 6022||Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership II|
|Program-Specific (10 credits)|
|PUBH 6052||Practical Data Management and Analysis for Public Health|
|PUBH 6442||Comparative Global Health Systems|
|PUBH 6500||Planning and Implementing Health Promotion Programs|
|PUBH 6503||Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing|
|Electives (9 credits)|
|9 credits taken in any graduate-level PUBH courses.|
Completion of 45 credits is required for the standalone MPH program. For the dual MD/MPH, students in both programs must complete a minimum of 30 credits in MPH coursework. Up to 15 credits from the MD curriculum may be cross credited between programs.
- MPH core courses: 11 credits in MPH core courses are required instead of the 17 credits required for the standalone MPH
MD/MPH students take 11 credits of the regular MPH@GW core coursework. In addition, they receive a total of 6 credits from cross crediting MD program coursework. These credits fulfill the requirement for the following MPH core courses: PUBH 6011 Environmental and Biological Foundations of Public Health (3 credits), PUBH 6012 Fundamentals of Health Policy (2 credits), and PUBH 6021 Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership I (1 credit).
- MPH culminating experience: 2 credits are cross credited from MD coursework
MD/MPH students satisfy the 2-credit MPH requirements in PUBH 6060 (1 credit) and PUBH 6061 (1 credit) by cross crediting of coursework MD coursework.
- MPH program-specific requirements: 10 credits of PUBH-specific coursework
MD/MPH students complete required program-specific MPH courses PUBH 6052, PUBH 6442, PUBH 6500, and PUBH 6503 (10 credits).
- MPH elective requirement: 9 credits in PUBH course
Students must take a minimum of 9 elective credits in any PUBH courses. The MPH program will accept up to 7 credits from the MD program to count toward additional MPH elective requirements.
- Cross-counting MPH credits for MD Year 4 electives
4 credits in MPH coursework taken in PUBH 6007 (2 credits) and PUBH 6009 (2 credits) are cross-counted as four weeks of MD Year 4 electives.