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

Program Director S. Baird


The mission of the MPH in the field of global health program design, monitoring, and evaluation 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 improve the health and well-being of populations in low and middle income settings abroad and within the United States.


The goals of the MPH in global health program design, monitoring, and evaluation 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.

Visit the program website for additional program information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 15 credits in core courses, 18 credits in program-specific courses, 10 credits in elective courses, and a 2-credit culminating experience.

PUBH 6002Biostatistical Applications for Public Health
PUBH 6003Principles and Practices of Epidemiology
PUBH 6007Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health
PUBH 6011Environmental and Biological Foundations of Public Health
PUBH 6012Fundamentals of Health Policy
PUBH 6021Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership I
PUBH 6022Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership II
PUBH 6023Interprofessional Education Experience
Global health departmental
PUBH 6400Global Health Frameworks
PUBH 6410Global Health Study Design
PUBH 6412Global Health Quantitative Research Methods
PUBH 6416Ethical and Cultural Issues in Global Health Research and Programs
PUBH 6435Global Health Program Development and Implementation
PUBH 6501Program Evaluation
or PUBH 6437 Global Health Program Evaluation
Selective courses
At least 6 credits from the following:
PUBH 6411Global Health Qualitative Research Methods
PUBH 6436Global Health Program Management and Leadership
PUBH 6440Global Health Economics and Finance
PUBH 6445Quantitative Methods for Impact Evaluation
PUBH 6495Field Trial Methods and Application
At least 10 credits in PUBH courses (suggested courses are listed below) or other graduate-level courses with the advance approval of the advisor.
PUBH 6132Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Low-Income Countries
PUBH 6250Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
PUBH 6262Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
PUBH 6263Advanced GIS
PUBH 6399Topics in Health Policy (ONLY Cost-Benefit Analysis in Healthcare))
PUBH 6441Global Health Organizations and Regulations
PUBH 6442Comparative Global Health Systems
PUBH 6480Public Health in Humanitarian Settings
PUBH 6481Global Mental Health
PUBH 6482International Food and Nutrition Policy
PUBH 6484Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases
PUBH 6489Evaluation of Food and Nutrition Programs and Policies
PUBH 6508Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Health Promotion Interventions
Culminating experience
PUBH 6015Culminating Experience

Graduation Requirements

  1. Graduate credit requirement: 45 graduate credits.
  2. Course requirements: Successful completion of core and program-specific courses.
  3. Practicum Requirement: Students are required to fulfill all requirements of the Applied Practice Experience (Practicum) to receive credit for PUBH 6022.
  4. Interprofessional Education Experience (IPE):  Students are required to enroll and participate in an authorized IPE activity (PUBH 6023).
  5. Minimum grade-point requirement: minimum 3.0 (B average) cumulative grade-point average.
  6. Time limit requirement: The degree must be completed within five years.
  7. Transfer credit policy: With approval, up to 12 graduate credits that have not been applied to any 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 minimum grade of 3.0 (B) in each course. Students in SPH graduate certificate programs can transfer as many credits earned toward the certificate to the MPH degree as meet MPH degree requirements, to a maximum of 18 credits.
  8. Graduate certificate students wishing to transfer to a degree program may apply to do so after completion of three or more courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 via the online change of concentration petition. A grade of B or above is required for a specific course to be eligible for transfer.  
  9. CITI Training requirement: All students are required to complete training regarding human subject protection regulation and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
  10. Integrity Quiz and Plagiarism requirement: All students are required to review the George Washington University Code of Academic Integrity and take the SPH Academic Integrity Quiz at GWSPH Source. within their first semester of study.
  11. Professional Enhancement requirement: Students must participate in eight hours of public health-related lectures, seminars, and symposia, related to their field of study.