Master of Public Health in the Field of Global Health Program Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation

Program Director S. Baird

Mission

The mission of the Global Health Program Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (DME) degree program is to prepare the next generation of global health professionals to implement and evaluate global health programs and initiatives. This program aims to train professionals who use evidence to improve performance of and investments in global health programs that will improve the health and well-being of populations in low and middle income settings abroad and within the United States.

Goals

The goals of the Global Health Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation program are to prepare students to be skilled evaluators and practitioners who know how to:

  • Utilize the full range of evaluation design options to generate the best evidence on how well a program is working, how it is working, and why;
  • Work within real-world confines to strengthen methodological rigor of evaluation and program implementation;
  • Use theory to ground program design, implementation, and evaluation;
  • Generate and use data for management decision-making; and
  • Translate evidence into implementation improvements and policy recommendations.

By the end of the MPH, Global Health Program Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation program, students should be able to:

  • Apply multi-disciplinary perspectives to identify, analyze and address global health challenges.
Relevant courses:
PUBH 6400Global Health Frameworks
PUBH 6410Global Health Study Design
PUBH 6411Global Health Qualitative Research Methods
  • Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative methods and select the appropriate method depending on the specific research or programmatic need.
Relevant courses:
PUBH 6411Global Health Qualitative Research Methods
PUBH 6412Global Health Quantitative Research Methods
  • Interpret and critique research and best practices to inform the development of evidence-based solutions for global health challenges.·        
Relevant courses:
PUBH 6400Global Health Frameworks
PUBH 6410Global Health Study Design
PUBH 6412Global Health Quantitative Research Methods
  • Communicate public health evidence on global health topics to a variety of audiences, such as technical experts, policymakers, lay audiences, and other relevant stakeholders.
Relevant courses:
PUBH 6412Global Health Quantitative Research Methods
  • Identify and address the ethical issues of global health programs, policies and research.
Relevant courses:
PUBH 6416Ethical and Cultural Issues in Global Health Research and Programs
  • Engage with diverse individuals, organizations, and communities with respect for different values, beliefs and practices.· 
Relevant courses:
PUBH 6416Ethical and Cultural Issues in Global Health Research and Programs
  • Explain multilevel determinants of problems in Global Health and the basis for strategies and interventions.
Relevant courses:
PUBH 6400Global Health Frameworks
  • Describe the governance and institutional landscape of global health.
Relevant courses:
PUBH 6400Global Health Frameworks
  • Demonstrate professionalism in practice, research and in communication activities. ·    
Relevant courses:
PUBH 6410Global Health Study Design
PUBH 6411Global Health Qualitative Research Methods
PUBH 6416Ethical and Cultural Issues in Global Health Research and Programs
  • Utilize epidemiological data, program theory, programmatic evidence, and health systems and policy contextual information for the design of effective global health interventions and programs, as well as their monitoring and evaluation.
Relevant courses:
PUBH 6435Global Health Program Development and Implementation
PUBH 6501Program Evaluation
  • Compare and select monitoring frameworks and evaluation methods according to specified purposes for each. 
Relevant courses:
PUBH 6435Global Health Program Development and Implementation
PUBH 6501Program Evaluation
  •  Identify frameworks for the design of culturally acceptable and contextually feasible global health interventions and evaluations. 
Relevant courses:
PUBH 6435Global Health Program Development and Implementation
  • Apply research, leadership, and communication skills to support the design, implementation, evidence and policy cycle. 
Relevant courses:
PUBH 6435Global Health Program Development and Implementation
PUBH 6436Global Health Program Management and Leadership

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 32 credits in required courses, 9 credits in elective courses, and 4 credits in practicum and culminating experience.

Required core (15 credits)
PUBH 6001Biological Concepts in Public Health
PUBH 6002Biostatistical Applications for Public Health
PUBH 6003Principles and Practices of Epidemiology
PUBH 6004Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World
PUBH 6006Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health
PUBH 6007Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health
Required departmental (10 credits)
PUBH 6400Global Health Frameworks
PUBH 6410Global Health Study Design
PUBH 6411Global Health Qualitative Research Methods
PUBH 6412Global Health Quantitative Research Methods
PUBH 6416Ethical and Cultural Issues in Global Health Research and Programs
Required program-specific (7 credits)
PUBH 6435Global Health Program Development and Implementation
PUBH 6501Program Evaluation
PUBH 6436Global Health Program Management and Leadership
Electives
4 credits from the following:
PUBH 6437Case Study Methods for Global Health Evaluation
PUBH 6440Global Health Economics and Finance
PUBH 6441Global Health Organizations and Regulations
PUBH 6442Comparative Global Health Systems
PUBH 6262Intro-Geog Information Systems
PUBH 6263Advanced GIS
ANTH 6505Medical Anthropology
PUBH 6340Health Economics and Finance
PUBH 6352Basics of Econ for Health Pol
5 credits from the following:
PUBH 6480Public Health in Complex Emergencies
PUBH 6481Global Mental Health
PUBH 6482International Food and Nutrition Policy
PUBH 6484Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases
PUBH 6485Prevention and Control of Water and Sanitation Diseases
PUBH 6132Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programs
PUBH 6250Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
Any School of Public Health or other GW course(s) with the advisor's approval.
Practicum and culminating experience
PUBH 6014Practicum
PUBH 6015Culminating Experience
 

Graduation Requirements

  1. Graduate credit requirement: 45 graduate credits
  2. Course requirements: Successful completion of core and program-specific courses
  3. Grade point requirement: 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average
  4. Time limit requirement: The degree must be completed within four years.
  5. Transfer credit policy: Up to 12 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree may be transferred to the Master of Public Health program. Up to 18 credits may be transferred to the Master of Public Health from the SPH graduate certificate. Credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in the last 3 years with a grade point of 3.0 or better.