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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 15 credits in core courses, 6 credits in departmental core courses, 12 credits in program-specific courses, 10 credits in program-specific electives, 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
|Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing
|Social and Behavioral Science Research Methods
|Advanced Public Health Communication: Theory and Practice
|Social Marketing: Theory and Practice
|10 credits in courses selected from the following:
|Researching Violence Against Women and Girls
|Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Low-Income Countries
|Global Health Frameworks
|Social and Behavior Change Communication in Middle- to Low-Income Countries
|Communication Strategies and Planning in Humanitarian Settings
|Global Child Health
|Community Engagement and Advocacy
|or PUBH 6532
|Community Organization, Development, and Advocacy
|Media Advocacy for Public Health
|or SMPA 6270
|Special Topics in Media and Public Affairs
|Introduction to Health Policy Analysis
|Public Health and Law
|Prescription Drugs: Policy and Public Health
|Principles of Medical Informatics
|The Internet of Medical Things
|Topics in Prevention and Community Health (Social Media and Mobile Health in Public Health Campaigns) *
|Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
|Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Health Promotion Interventions
|Qualitative Methods in Health Promotion
|Marketing Research for Public Health
|Use of Statistical Packages for Data Management and Data Analysis
|Other approved electives
|Topics in Public Health (Social Impact Design Thinking) *
|Social Dimensions in Climate Change and Health
|Community Health Information Resources
|Public Health Branding: Theory and Practice
|Alternatively, other elective SPH courses may be selected with prior approval of the advisor.
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.