As an MPH@GW student, you will enroll in core courses (15 credits), program-specific courses (15–17 credits), and electives (9–11 credits). The total 45-credit degree program also includes a practicum (2 credits) and a culminating experience (2 credits) in which you apply your didactic education in a real-world setting.
Note that MPH@GW courses are taught in 10-week modules across the calendar year (four modules per year). Each course is designed to deliver the required credit hours within the 10-week module format, with existing courses being formatted to meet this requirement.
Core Curriculum, Practicum and Culminating Experience (19 credits)
You will begin your MPH@GW program by taking the core MPH courses, which are converted from their in-person format to a web-based format. Full-time students should plan to take 6001, 6004 and 6007 in your first module and complete all core courses within your first three modules.
|PubH||6001||The Biologic Basis of Disease in Public Health||2|
|PubH||6002||Biostatistical Applications for Public Health||3|
|PubH||6003||Principles and Practices of Epidemiology||3|
|PubH||6004||Environmental Health in a Sustainable World||2|
|PubH||6006||Policy and Management||3|
|PubH||6007||Social and Behavioral Approaches to Health||2|
|PubH||6014||Practicum Experience (professionals already working in public health may substitute an elective)||2|
|PubH||6500||Planning & Administration of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Programs||2|
|HSML||6202||Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System||2|
|PubH||6442||Comparative Global Health Systems||2|
|PubH||6437 or 6501||Global Health Program Evaluation
Evaluation of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs
|Theories of Global Health Communication Interventions
Introduction to Public Health Communications and Marketing
|PubH||6532||Community Organization, Development and Advocacy||3|
|PubH||6412||Global Health Data Analysis||2|
Electives (9–11 credits)
Depending on your experience and background, you may have the option to waive the practicum experience and instead take additional 2 credits of electives. You may use your elective credits to concentrate in a domain or cover multiple domains to complete your program of study.
The following are examples of electives that may be offered in specific concentrations. Additional examples are available in the annually updated program curriculum guide.
- PubH 6432, Global Health Communication Interventions (2 credits)
- PubH 6570, Advanced Public Health Communication: Theory and Practice (3 credits)
- PubH 6574, Public Health Branding: Theory and Practice (2 credits)
- PubH 6305, Fundamentals for Health Policy: Public Health and Health Care (2 credits)
- PubH 6315, Introduction to Health Policy Analysis (2 credits)
- PubH 6335, Public Health and Law (3 credits)
- PubH 6376, Primary Health Care Policy (2 credits)
- PubH 6413, Global Health Policy and Analysis (2 credits)
Program Planning and Evaluation:
- PubH 6572, Marketing Research for Public Health (3 credits)
- PubH 6435, Global Health Program Development and Implementation (2 credits)
- PubH 6530, Qualitative Methods in Health Promotion (2 credits)
- PubH 6411, Global Health Data Collection (2 credits)
- PubH 6533, Design of Health Surveys (2 credits)