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

Program Director S. Mookherji (2018-2019 Academic Year)


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: 28 credits in required courses, 6 credits in selective courses, 7 credits in elective courses, and 4 credits in practicum and culminating experience.

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
Global health departmental (13 credits)
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 6488Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Public Health and Health Care
PUBH 6495Field Trial Methods and Application
At least 7 credits from the following and/or any School of Public Health or other GW course(s) with the advisor's approval.
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 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 6485Prevention and Control of Water and Sanitation Diseases
PUBH 6489Evaluation of Food and Nutrition Programs and Policies
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. Minimum 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. External credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in the last three years with a minimum grade (or grade-point average) of B (3.0) 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.