Master of Public Health: MPH@GW
Program Director M. Turner
This distance education track for the master of public health (M.P.H.) degree emphasizes local, national, and global health practice. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary teaching, and focuses on core competencies/skills and uses cases/other materials from both the U.S. and abroad. The pedagogy allows students to tailor their education to community level, national, or global interests in the U.S. and countries around the world, emphasizing interdisciplinary public health competencies, including biostatistics and epidemiology; cultural competency; health communication; leadership; professionalism; planning, implementation and evaluation methods; public health biology; and systems thinking.
The MPH@GW track is taught in 10-week quarters across the calendar year (4 quarters per year).
Provide a practice-oriented M.P.H. curriculum that enables graduates to be leaders in the design of population and community health programs in the US and globally.
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Upon completion of the program, students should possess the following functional competencies.
Describe biological mechanisms of major diseases causing death and disability in the US and globally from a public health perspective.
Course List Code Title Credits Relevant course: PUBH 6001 Biological Concepts in Public Health
Define communities and identify and assess relevant population health needs.
Course List Code Title Credits Relevant courses: PUBH 6007 Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health PUBH 6500 Planning and Implementing Health Promotion Programs
Assess the functions, capacities, management and governance of governmental, international and non-state organizations that comprise health systems. Translate scientific and program evidence to inform the development of public health programs and policies within the context of health systems.
Course List Code Title Credits Relevant courses: PUBH 6006 Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health PUBH 6442 Comparative Global Health Systems
Apply public health theory and experiential evidence to develop and manage project, program and institutional strategies to reduce community and individual health risks to mitigate the impact of disease.
Course List Code Title Credits Relevant courses: PUBH 6007 Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health PUBH 6503 Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing
Conduct core program evaluations and complete an assessment of program outcomes, achievements, impacts and shortcomings. Communicate findings to stakeholders.
Course List Code Title Credits Relevant courses: PUBH 6501 Program Evaluation PUBH 6437 Global Health Program Evaluation
Apply relevant qualitative and quantitative tools and concepts to inform policy analyses for different audiences and topics.
Course List Code Title Credits Relevant courses: PUBH 6002 Biostatistical Applications for Public Health PUBH 6003 Principles and Practices of Epidemiology PUBH 6502 Practical Data Analysis: PCH
Develop concise written and oral policy analyses for different audiences; identify the key strategies required to protect and advance health.
Course List Code Title Credits Relevant course: PUBH 6006 Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health
Describe how health systems performance is affected by various approaches to health care organization, health law, health workforce development and health care financing.
Course List Code Title Credits Relevant courses: HSML 6202 Intro/Health Services Delivery PUBH 6442 Comparative Global Health Systems
Develop knowledge and skills in fundamentals of environmental health including the connection between population health and exposures to chemical, physical, and biological agents in the environment.
Course List Code Title Credits Relevant course: PUBH 6004 Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World
Develop communication campaigns and strategies to disseminate health promotion information through media channels.
Course List Code Title Credits Relevant course: PUBH 6503 Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 15 credits in core courses, 16 credits in program-specific courses, 10 credits in elective courses, 2 credits in a practicum, and 2 credits in a culminating experience.
|PUBH 6001||Biological Concepts in Public Health|
|PUBH 6002||Biostatistical Applications for Public Health|
|PUBH 6003||Principles and Practices of Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6004||Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World|
|PUBH 6006||Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health|
|PUBH 6007||Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health|
|PUBH 6050||Introduction to Health Services Delivery|
|PUBH 6052||Practical Data Management and Analysis for Public Health|
|PUBH 6054||Community Engagement and Advocacy|
|PUBH 6437||Case Study Methods for Global Health Evaluation|
|PUBH 6442||Comparative Global Health Systems|
|PUBH 6500||Planning and Implementing Health Promotion Programs|
|PUBH 6503||Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing|
|Practicum and culminating experience|
|PUBH 6014||Practicum (professionals already working in public health may substitute an elective with appropriate approval)|
|PUBH 6015||Culminating Experience (taken for 1 credit twice)|
|10 credits in any SPH graduate courses|
Visit the MPH@GW website for an updated list of electives.
- Graduate credit requirement: 45 graduate credits
- Course requirements: Successful completion of core and program-specific courses
- Grade point requirement: 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average
- Time limit requirement: The degree must be completed within four years.
- 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. Up to 18 credits may be transferred to the Master of Public Health from the SPH graduate certificate. Credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in the last 3 years with a grade point of 3.0 or better.