Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health

Program Director S. Schroth

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) applicants and students can apply to the Milken Institute School of Public Health to obtain a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in one of the following programs:

  • Biostatistics
  • Community Oriented Primary Care
  • Environmental Health Science and Policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Environmental Health
  • Global Health Communication
  • Global Health Policy
  • Global Health Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Global Epidemiology and Disease Control
  • Health Policy
  • Health Promotion
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Physical Activity in Public Health
  • Public Health Communication and Marketing
  • Public Health Nutrition

While the MPH degree is 45 credits in length, joint students will enroll in 43 total MPH credits.

  • Joint students do not take PUBH 6001 BiologicalConcepts/PublicHlth (2 credits). 
  • SMHS accepts PUBH 6014 Practicum (2 credits) and PUBH 6015 Culminating Experience (2 credits), upon approval, which may fulfill the special project requirement for certain courses.

Students in the five year joint MD/MPH degree program may begin the MPH portion of the program at any time prior to the beginning of their fourth year in the MD program.  All joint students are granted a one year leave of absence from medical school during which between 18 and 27 credits of MPH work are completed.  The remaining course work is completed during the summer semesters, coincident with parts of the medical school curriculum, and during the spring semester of the senior year of the MD curriculum when elective credit requirements for the MD degree are waived.

Visit the Milken Institute School of Public Health joint MD/MPH website for more information.