Master of Public Health in the Field of Global Health Program Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation
Program Director S. Baird
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.
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.
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 6001||Biological Concepts in Public Health|
|PUBH 6002||Biostatistical Applications for Public Health|
|PUBH 6003||Principles and Practices of Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6004||Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World|
|PUBH 6006||Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health|
|PUBH 6007||Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health|
|Required departmental (10 credits)|
|PUBH 6400||Global Health Frameworks|
|PUBH 6410||Global Health Study Design|
|PUBH 6411||Global Health Qualitative Research Methods|
|PUBH 6412||Global Health Quantitative Research Methods|
|PUBH 6416||Ethical and Cultural Issues in Global Health Research and Programs|
|Required program-specific (7 credits)|
|PUBH 6435||Global Health Program Development and Implementation|
|PUBH 6501||Program Evaluation|
|PUBH 6436||Global Health Program Management and Leadership|
|4 credits from the following:|
|PUBH 6437||Global Health Program Evaluation|
|PUBH 6440||Global Health Economics and Finance|
|PUBH 6441||Global Health Organizations and Regulations|
|PUBH 6442||Comparative Global Health Systems|
|PUBH 6262||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
|PUBH 6263||Advanced GIS|
|ANTH 6505||Medical Anthropology|
|PUBH 6340||Health Economics and Finance|
|PUBH 6352||Basics of Economics for Health Policy|
|5 credits from the following:|
|PUBH 6480||Public Health in Humanitarian Settings|
|PUBH 6481||Global Mental Health|
|PUBH 6482||International Food and Nutrition Policy|
|PUBH 6484||Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases|
|PUBH 6132||Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Low-Income Countries|
|PUBH 6250||Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS|
|Any School of Public Health or other GW course(s) with the advisor's approval.|
|Practicum and culminating experience|
|PUBH 6015||Culminating Experience|
- Graduate credit requirement: 45 graduate credits.
- Course requirements: Successful completion of core and program-specific courses.
- Grade point requirement: 3.0 (B average) overall grade-point average.
- Time limit requirement: The degree must be completed within four years.
- 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. External credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in the last three years with a grade of 3.0 (B) or above. SPH graduate certificate students can transfer as many credits as meet program requirements—up to 18 credits—to the MPH degree. Graduate certificate students wishing to transfer to a degree program may apply to do so via the online change of concentration petition after completion of three or more courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. A grade of B or above is required for a course to be eligible for transfer.