Student Experience

With GW Public Health Online, you will connect with GW faculty in live, virtual classes, learn from your colleagues’ diverse experiences in the health care field and network in-person with established professionals.


Live Classes

GW Public Health Online classes are hosted in a virtual classroom that uses live video conferencing technology to bring students and instructors face-to-face. Courses are designed and led by the same renowned faculty who teach on campus, and all students bring their unique perspectives to every discussion.

Mock Classroom on laptop

Approximate student-to-faculty ration of 15:1

Live classes can be rewatched 24/7

Group work tools and live office hours

Immersive Coursework

Throughout each week, you will complete faculty-designed coursework that expands on the week’s lessons and prepares you for the next live session. These assignments can be completed online or downloaded to a mobile device and completed without the need for an Internet connection.


COURSEWORK consists of expertly designed content in the form of videos, interactive quizzes and various multimedia assignments.

Real-World Experience

Each GW Public Health Online program features real-world, practical learning experiences that play a key role in helping our students develop into public health and health care leaders.

MPH@GW students complete a practicum at a placement site in their community, which is selected in partnership with their academic advisor and based on each student’s unique career goals.

MHA@GW and HealthInformatics@GW students visit the GW campus in Washington, D.C., for in-person immersion events that enable them to network with faculty and classmates and learn from industry experts and innovators in health care.

Social Engagement

The state-of-the-art online classroom helps aspiring public health and health care leaders engage with peers from around the world. Through familiar social networking channels, social groups and highly personal interactions both in and outside of class, students can gain unique perspectives and develop lasting relationships with classmates.
"I love the range of knowledge that comes with having such a widespread population of students. Everyone from physicians to political science majors — I love the discussions we get into in class, where everyone brings a unique viewpoint!"

Alicia Day, MPH@GW Student



Throughout your entire GW Public Health Online experience, you will have access to a wide range of dedicated support services. Admissions Counselors provide personalized assistance throughout the application process; our student success team offers technical, academic and career guidance; professors mentor students one-on-one; and the GW Alumni Association keeps graduates connected with a worldwide community of more than 270,000 fellow Colonials.


Complimentary WeWork Membership

Students in the GW Public Health Online programs receive a complimentary WeWork membership, which gives them access more than 240 WeWork locations worldwide, each with on-site amenities — including printers, office supplies, kitchen space and coffee.

WeWork provides students a space to study, attend online classes, meet with classmates and connect with a professional community. When travelling, students can use WeWork sites as a landing place with WiFi, mail handling and private booths. WeWork locations are currently open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to advance your career in public health with an online MPH from GW, request more information today.


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