Master of Public Health in the Field of Global Health Epidemiology and Disease Control
Program Director J. Tielsch
The mission of the Global Health Epidemiology and Disease Control Program is to prepare global health professionals to develop and rigorously appraise programs for the control of infectious and chronic diseases as well as injuries. Students acquire the skills needed to improve program performance, thereby helping to ensure optimum investment of scarce resources in low and middle income countries and in underserved communities around the world.
The goals of the Global Health Epidemiology and Disease Control Program are to prepare students to be applied epidemiologists in public health program implementation and evaluation to:
- Use common epidemiological tools to generate evidence on interventions targeted to infectious and chronic disease control.
- Work within real-world settings to strengthen methodological rigor of program priority setting and evaluation.
- Generate and use data for assessing burden of disease, determining efficacy and effectiveness of interventions for infectious and chronic diseases.
- Translate evidence to support program and health systems improvements and policy recommendations.
- Communicate the results of research to a broad set of constituents.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 17 credits in core courses, 16 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 6009||Fundamentals of Public Health Program Evaluation|
|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|
|PUBH 6247||Design of Health Studies|
|PUBH 6249||Use of Statistical Packages: Data Management and Data Analysis|
|PUBH 6252||Advanced Epidemiology Methods|
|PUBH 6400||Global Health Frameworks|
|PUBH 6416||Ethical and Cultural Issues in Global Health Research and Programs|
|PUBH 6486||Global Health Programs and Approaches to the Control of Infectious Diseases|
|PUBH 6492||Global Health Programs and Approaches to the Control of Chronic Diseases|
|10 credits from the following*:|
|PUBH 6132||Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Low-Income Countries|
|PUBH 6240||Pediatric HIV/AIDS|
|PUBH 6242||Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health: Reading the Research|
|PUBH 6243||Topics in Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health: Reading the Research|
|PUBH 6244||Cancer Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6245||Infectious Disease Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6250||Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS|
|PUBH 6255||Organizational Responses to the Local, National, and Global HIV/AIDS Epidemics|
|PUBH 6259||Epidemiology Surveillance in Public Health|
|PUBH 6262||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
|PUBH 6269||Reproductive Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6270||HIV/AIDS Surveillance|
|PUBH 6480||Public Health in Humanitarian Settings|
|PUBH 6481||Global Mental Health|
|PUBH 6484||Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases|
|PUBH 6487||Emerging Zoonotic Diseases and Global Food Production|
|PUBH 6499||Topics in Global Health (Example- Field Trial Methods and Applications)|
|PUBH 6563||Global Child Health|
|PUBH 6015||Culminating Experience|
*Alternate elective courses may be selected with the advisor's approval.
- 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.