Deadlines: Fall – March 15 (Applications must be complete by December 15 for priority scholarship consideration.)
Spring – October 1
Individuals interested in applying to this program should submit their application and supporting documents through SOPHAS, a general online application for schools of public health, or through HAMPCAS, an online application for healthcare management professions. A graduated fee is charged for these applications, depending on the number of accredited schools to which you apply.
Standardized test scores: GRE general test (institutional code 5268).
Applicants who already have a conferred graduate degree (i.e. MA, MS, JD) are exempt.
Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendations
Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Transcripts must be forwarded to SOPHAS or HAMPCAS in their original sealed envelopes directly from the institution.
Official transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. Please refer to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services for a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services.
Statement of purpose: In no more than 1500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your chosen field. Include your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application.
The Committee reviews your Statement of Purpose to determine your motivation for pursuing a career in public health.
Additional requirements: Prerequisite coursework in introductory statistics and accounting at the undergraduate level is required.
International applicants only: Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 GW, and English language requirements. Detailed documentation needed for this program is available here.
PLEASE NOTE that all programs in the Milken Institute School of Public Health require the following minimum English language test scores for admission:
- Academic IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0.
- TOEFL: 100 on Internet-based.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Suite 200
Milken Institute School of Public Health
950 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
GWSPHadmit@gwu.edu ~ 202.994.2160 (phone)
http://publichealth.gwu.edu/admissions
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 50 credits in required courses, including 9 credits in immersion experiences.

Core online course requirements
HSML 6264Health Care Management and Strategy
HSML 6265Medical Informatics and Decision Management
HSML 6266Health Care Financial Management
HSML 6267Community and Population Health
HSML 6268Health Economics and Quantitative Methods
HSML 6269Quality and Performance Improvement
HSML 6280Health Law and Policy
HSML 6281Systems Thinking and Learning
HSML 6282Organizational Research Project I
HSML 6283Organization Research Project II
PUBH 6080Pathways to Public Health *
On-site immersion requirements
HSML 6255Leadership and Ethics I
HSML 6256Leadership and Ethics II
HSML 6258Health System Analysis
HSML 6259Organization Research Project and Portfolio Presentation

*PUBH 6080 is required only for students who do not have an MPH degree.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Graduate Credit Requirement: 50 graduate credits are required.
  2. Grade Point Requirement: A 3.0 (B average) overall grade-point average is required.
  3. Time Limit Requirement: The degree must be completed within five years.
  4. ePortfolio: All MHA@GW students must complete a comprehensive leadership portfolio