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.
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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 6002||Biostatistical Applications for Public Health|
|PUBH 6003||Principles and Practices of Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6007||Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health|
|PUBH 6011||Environmental and Biological Foundations of Public Health|
|PUBH 6012||Fundamentals of Health Policy|
|PUBH 6021||Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership I|
|PUBH 6022||Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership II|
|PUBH 6023||Interprofessional Education Experience|
|Global health departmental|
|PUBH 6400||Global Health Frameworks|
|PUBH 6410||Global Health Study Design|
|PUBH 6412||Global Health Quantitative Research Methods|
|PUBH 6416||Ethical and Cultural Issues in Global Health Research and Programs|
|PUBH 6435||Global Health Program Development and Implementation|
|PUBH 6501||Program Evaluation|
|or PUBH 6437||Global Health Program Evaluation|
|At least 6 credits from the following:|
|PUBH 6411||Global Health Qualitative Research Methods|
|PUBH 6436||Global Health Program Management and Leadership|
|PUBH 6440||Global Health Economics and Finance|
|PUBH 6445||Quantitative Methods for Impact Evaluation|
|PUBH 6495||Field 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 6132||Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Low-Income Countries|
|PUBH 6250||Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS|
|PUBH 6262||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
|PUBH 6263||Advanced GIS|
|PUBH 6399||Topics in Health Policy (ONLY Cost-Benefit Analysis in Healthcare))|
|PUBH 6441||Global Health Organizations and Regulations|
|PUBH 6442||Comparative Global Health Systems|
|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 6489||Evaluation of Food and Nutrition Programs and Policies|
|PUBH 6508||Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Health Promotion Interventions|
|PUBH 6015||Culminating Experience|
- Graduate credit requirement: 45 graduate credits.
- Course requirements: Successful completion of core and program-specific courses.
- Practicum Requirement: Students are required to fulfill all requirements of the Applied Practice Experience (Practicum) to receive credit for PUBH 6022.
- Interprofessional Education Experience (IPE): Students are required to enroll and participate in an authorized IPE activity (PUBH 6023).
- Minimum grade-point requirement: minimum 3.0 (B average) cumulative grade-point average.
- Time limit requirement: The degree must be completed within five years.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Professional Enhancement requirement: Students must participate in eight hours of public health-related lectures, seminars, and symposia, related to their field of study.