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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 15 credits in core courses, 12 credits in program-specific required core courses, and 10 credits in program-specific selectives, 6 credits in elective courses, and a 2-credit culminating experience.
|MPH Applied Practice Experience
|Biostatistical Applications for Public Health
|Principles and Practices of Epidemiology
|Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health
|Environmental and Biological Foundations of Public Health
|Fundamentals of Health Policy
|Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership I
|Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership II
|Interprofessional Education Experience
|Planning and Implementing Health Promotion Programs
|Maternal and Child Health I
|Maternal and Child Health II
|Program-specific selective courses
|10 credits in courses selected from the following. Students should consult with their academic advisor.
|Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle
|Epidemiology of Obesity
|Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
|Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
|Topics in Epidemiology (LGBTQ Health)
|Public Health and Law
|Reproductive Health Policy
|Global Health Frameworks
|Social and Behavior Change Communication in Middle- to Low-Income Countries
|Global Mental Health
|Topics in Global Health (Structural Racism and Public Health)
|Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing
|Preventing Health Disparities
|Reproductive Health: U.S. and Global Perspectives
|School Health and Safety
|Maternal and Child Health Policy Analysis
|Physical Activity and Obesity Interventions: From the Individual to the Environment
|Global Child Health
|Designing Healthy Communities
|Use of Statistical Packages for Data Management and Data Analysis
|6 credits in any graduate-level courses.
|Culminating Experience *
*Planning for the practicum begins during year 1, the culminating experience is completed in year 2.
MPH graduation requirements
- 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 6000 MPH Applied Practice Experience.
- Interprofessional Education Experience (IPE): Students are required to enroll and participate in an authorized IPE activity (PUBH 6023 Interprofessional Education Experience).
- Minimum grade-point requirement: minimum 3.0 (B) 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 minimum grade of B 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.