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Students choose one of the following concentrations:
   Option A: Epidemiology
   Option B: Program Design and Evaluation

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including, depending on the concentration: 15 to 17 credits in core courses, 19 to 22 credits in program-specific courses, 6 to 7 credits in elective courses, and a 2-credit culminating experience. 

EXNS 2111Exercise Physiology I4
Core courses
PUBH 6000MPH Applied Practice Experience0
PUBH 6002Biostatistical Applications for Public Health3
PUBH 6003Principles and Practices of Epidemiology3
PUBH 6007Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health2
PUBH 6009Fundamentals of Public Health Program Evaluation (students following Option B [below] do not take PUBH 6009)0,2
PUBH 6011Environmental and Biological Foundations of Public Health3
PUBH 6012Fundamentals of Health Policy2
PUBH 6021Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership I1
PUBH 6022Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership II1
PUBH 6023Interprofessional Education Experience0
PUBH 6015Culminating Experience1-3
Departmental courses
EXNS 6202Advanced Exercise Physiology I (Departmental Courses)0-3
EXNS 6203Advanced Exercise Physiology II0-3
EXNS 6208Physical Activity in Public Health2
PUBH 6620Designing Healthy Communities2
Program-specific: All courses in either Option A or Option B
Option A: Epidemiology (9 credits)
PUBH 6247Epidemiologic Methods I: Design of Health Studies3
PUBH 6252Epidemiologic Methods II: Advanced Epidemiologic Methods3
PUBH 6853Use of Statistical Packages for Data Management and Data Analysis0,3
Option B: Program design and evaluation (12 credits)
PUBH 6500Planning and Implementing Health Promotion Programs3
PUBH 6501Program Evaluation3
PUBH 6503Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing3
EXNS 6204Biostatistical Methods and Research Design3
For Option A, 7 credits; for Option B, 6 credits. Taken in any gradual-level GW course.

MPH graduation requirements

  1. Graduate credit requirement: 45 graduate credits.
  2. Course requirements: Successful completion of core and program-specific courses.
  3. Practicum Requirement: Students are required to fulfill all requirements of the Applied Practice Experience (Practicum) to receive credit for PUBH 6000 MPH Applied Practice Experience.
  4. Interprofessional Education Experience (IPE): Students are required to enroll and participate in an authorized IPE activity (PUBH 6023 Interprofessional Education Experience).
  5. Minimum grade-point requirement: minimum 3.0 (B) cumulative grade-point average.
  6. Time limit requirement: The degree must be completed within five years.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 minimum grade of B is required for a specific course to be eligible for transfer.  
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
  11. Professional Enhancement requirement: Students must participate in eight hours of public health-related lectures, seminars, and symposia, related to their field of study.