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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.
|PUBH 6000||MPH Applied Practice 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 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 6500||Planning and Implementing Health Promotion Programs|
|PUBH 6501||Program Evaluation|
|PUBH 6550||Maternal and Child Health I|
|PUBH 6551||Maternal and Child Health II|
|Program-specific selective courses|
|10 credits in courses selected from the following. Students should consult with their academic advisor.|
|EXNS 6242||Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle|
|HDEV 6109||Child Development|
|PUBH 6235||Epidemiology of Obesity|
|PUBH 6240||Pediatric HIV/AIDS|
|PUBH 6262||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
|PUBH 6269||Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6299||Topics in Epidemiology (LGBTQ Health)|
|PUBH 6335||Public Health and Law|
|PUBH 6359||Reproductive Health Policy|
|PUBH 6400||Global Health Frameworks|
|PUBH 6452||Social and Behavior Change Communication in Middle- to Low-Income Countries|
|PUBH 6455||Global Vaccinology|
|PUBH 6481||Global Mental Health|
|PUBH 6499||Topics in Global Health (Structural Racism and Public Health)|
|PUBH 6503||Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing|
|PUBH 6514||Preventing Health Disparities|
|PUBH 6552||Women's Health|
|PUBH 6553||Adolescent Health|
|PUBH 6555||Reproductive Health: U.S. and Global Perspectives|
|PUBH 6560||School Health and Safety|
|PUBH 6561||Maternal and Child Health Policy Analysis|
|PUBH 6562||Physical Activity and Obesity Interventions: From the Individual to the Environment|
|PUBH 6563||Global Child Health|
|PUBH 6620||Designing Healthy Communities|
|PUBH 6853||Use of Statistical Packages for Data Management and Data Analysis|
|6 credits in any graduate-level courses.|
|PUBH 6015||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.