Master of Public Health in the Field of Humanitarian Health
Co-Program Directors R. Asgary and R. Waldman
The master of public health in the field of humanitarian health program is designed to train students to be public health practitioners and leaders in design, implementation, and evaluation of humanitarian programs and policies to prepare a well-versed corps of global health professionals to address health and related issues in humanitarian settings. This program will equip students with necessary knowledge, attitudes and self-efficacy/skill-sets to assess needs, design and implement programs, and contribute to better decision-making, performance efficiency, and sound policy making within aid system and in humanitarian settings.
- Understand and assess the fundamental causes of humanitarian situations and their public health challenges.
- Understand and analyze the interdependence of health science, sociopolitical science, economics, and global governance in humanitarian situations.
- Identify and apply common healthcare and sociopolitical tools and policies to assess and address the burden of a wide range of health and social conditions in humanitarian situations.
- Produce data and evidence with scientific rigor and assess the efficacy and effectiveness of wide range of social and health care interventions in humanitarian settings.
- Generate and use best local and global level evidence for sound healthcare and sociopolitical policy formulation and program management, and to translate recommendations into actions that support on- the-ground humanitarian programs.
- Develop strong cultural sensitivity and cross- and inter-cultural competencies within diverse health and political systems in humanitarian aid.
- Develop understanding of and assume leadership positions in humanitarian aid industry and related disciplines.
- Work with methodological rigor in and contribute to international-level priority setting, program design, implementation, and evaluation.
- Communicate effectively the results of research and practice to a diverse group of stakeholders in humanitarian settings.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 17 credits in core courses, 20 credits in program-specific courses, 6 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 6015||Culminating Experience|
|PUBH 6400||Global Health Frameworks|
|PUBH 6480||Public Health in Humanitarian Settings|
|PUBH 6410||Global Health Study Design|
|PUBH 6412||Global Health Quantitative Research Methods|
|PUBH 6416||Ethical and Cultural Issues in Global Health Research and Programs|
|PUBH 6461||Ethics and Accountability in Humanitarian Settings|
|PUBH 6462||Nutrition and Food in Large Humanitarian Emergencies|
|PUBH 6463||Communication Strategies and Planning in Humanitarian Settings|
|PUBH 6464||Mental Health in Humanitarian Settings|
|PUBH 6465||Reproductive Health and Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Settings|
|PUBH 6469||Humanitarian Aid Seminar Series|
|PUBH 6492||Global Health Programs and Approaches to the Control of Chronic Diseases|
|PUBH 6132||Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Low-Income Countries|
|6 credits in courses selected from the following:|
|PUBH 6411||Global Health Qualitative Research Methods|
|PUBH 6435||Global Health Program Development and Implementation|
|PUBH 6436||Global Health Program Management and Leadership|
|PUBH 6440||Global Health Economics and Finance|
|PUBH 6441||Global Health Organizations and Regulations|
|PUBH 6442||Comparative Global Health Systems|
|PUBH 6445||Quantitative Methods for Impact Evaluation|
|PUBH 6450||Global Health Diplomacy|
|PUBH 6455||Global Vaccinology|
|PUBH 6482||International Food and Nutrition Policy|
|PUBH 6484||Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases|
|PUBH 6486||Global Health Programs and Approaches to the Control of Infectious Diseases|
|PUBH 6487||Emerging Zoonotic Diseases and Global Food Production|
|PUBH 6489||Evaluation of Food and Nutrition Programs and Policies|
|PUBH 6491||Public Health Leadership Seminar|
|PUBH 6493||Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management in Developing Countries|
|PUBH 6494||Population, Public Health Practice, and Sustainable Development|
|PUBH 6495||Field Trial Methods and Application|
|PUBH 6499||Topics in Global Health|
|PUBH 6262||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
|PUBH 6263||Advanced GIS|
|PUBH 6249||Use of Statistical Packages: Data Management and Data Analysis|
- 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.