Adjusted requirements for the MPH when taken as part of the dual program

Adjusted MPH core curriculum requirements
Core (11 credits)
PUBH 6000MPH Applied Practice Experience
PUBH 6002Biostatistical Applications for Public Health
PUBH 6003Principles and Practices of Epidemiology
PUBH 6007Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health
PUBH 6009Fundamentals of Public Health Program Evaluation
PUBH 6022Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership II
Program-Specific (10 credits)
PUBH 6052Practical Data Management and Analysis for Public Health
PUBH 6442Comparative Global Health Systems
PUBH 6500Planning and Implementing Health Promotion Programs
PUBH 6503Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing
Electives (9 credits)
9 credits taken in any graduate-level PUBH courses.

Cross crediting

Completion of 45 credits is required for the standalone MPH program. For the dual MD/MPH, students in both programs must complete a minimum of 30 credits in MPH coursework. Up to 15 credits from the MD curriculum may be cross credited between programs.

  • MPH core courses: 11 credits in MPH core courses are required instead of the 17 credits required for the standalone MPH

MD/MPH students take 11 credits of the regular MPH@GW core coursework. In addition, they receive a total of 6 credits from cross crediting MD program coursework. These credits fulfill the requirement for the following MPH core courses: PUBH 6011 Environmental and Biological Foundations of Public Health (3 credits), PUBH 6012 Fundamentals of Health Policy (2 credits), and PUBH 6021 Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership I (1 credit).

  • MPH culminating experience: 2 credits are cross credited from MD coursework

MD/MPH students satisfy the 2-credit MPH requirements in PUBH 6060 (1 credit) and PUBH 6061 (1 credit) by cross crediting of coursework MD coursework.

  • MPH program-specific requirements: 10 credits of PUBH-specific coursework

MD/MPH students complete required program-specific MPH courses PUBH 6052, PUBH 6442, PUBH 6500, and PUBH 6503 (10 credits).

  • MPH elective requirement: 9 credits in PUBH course

Students must take a minimum of 9 elective credits in any PUBH courses. The MPH program will accept up to 7 credits from the MD program to count toward additional MPH elective requirements. 

  • Cross-counting MPH credits for MD Year 4 electives

4 credits in MPH coursework taken in PUBH 6007 (2 credits) and PUBH 6009 (2 credits) are cross-counted as four weeks of MD Year 4 electives.