Curriculum

As an MPH@GW student, you will enroll in core public health 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 Public Health Courses

You will begin your MPH@GW program by taking the core MPH courses, which focus on building expertise and understanding of essential public health principles. Full-time students should plan to take 6001 and 6003 in your first module and complete all core courses within your first three modules.

PubH 6001: The Biologic Basis of Disease in Public Health
PubH 6001: The Biologic Basis of Disease in Public Health
PubH 6002: Biostatistical Applications for Public Health
PubH 6002: Biostatistical Applications for Public Health
PubH 6003: Principles and Practice of Epidemiology
PubH 6003: Principles and Practice of Epidemiology
PubH 6004: Environmental & Occupational Health in a Sustainable World
PubH 6004: Environmental & Occupational Health in a Sustainable World
PubH 6006: Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health
PubH 6006: Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health
PubH 6007: Social and Behavioral Approaches to Health
PubH 6007: Social and Behavioral Approaches to Health
PubH 6014: Practicum Experience
PubH 6014: Practicum Experience
PubH 6015: Culminating Experience
PubH 6015: Culminating Experience

Program-Specific Courses

Following your core courses, you will complete program-specific courses that focus on individual public health concentrations.

PubH 6050: Introduction to the US Health Services Delivery
PubH 6050: Introduction to the US Health Services Delivery
PubH 6437: Global Health Program Evaluation
PubH 6437: Global Health Program Evaluation
PubH 6442: Comparative Global Health System
PubH 6442: Comparative Global Health Systems
PubH 6500: Planning and Implementing Health Promotion Programs
PubH 6500: Planning and Implementing Health Promotion Programs
PubH 6503: Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing
PubH 6503: Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing
PubH 6054: Community Organization, Development and Advocacy
PubH 6054: Community Organization, Development and Advocacy
PubH 6052: Data Management & Analysis
PubH 6052: Data Management & Analysis

Elective Courses

You may focus your electives on one of the four focus areas, or select courses from a range of focus areas to design a more holistic MPH education.

PubH 6056: Leadership Seminar
PubH 6056: Leadership Seminar
PubH 6099: Researching Violence Against Women and Girls
PubH 6099: Researching Violence Against Women and Girls
PubH 6099: Monitoring and Evaluation of Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
PubH 6099: Monitoring and Evaluation of Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
PubH 6121: Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
PubH 6121: Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
PubH 6133: Climate Change and Social Change
PubH 6133: Climate Change and Social Change
PubH 6335: Public Health and Law
PubH 6335: Public Health and Law
PubH 6368: Law, Medicine and Ethics
PubH 6368: Law, Medicine and Ethics
PubH 6399: Global Health Diplomacy
PubH 6399: Global Health Diplomacy
PubH 6430: Global Health Communication Interventions
PubH 6430: Global Health Communication Interventions
PubH 6514: Preventing Health Disparities
PubH 6514: Preventing Health Disparities
PubH 6530: Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health
PubH 6530: Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health
PubH 6571: Social Marketing
PubH 6571: Social Marketing
PubH 6572: Marketing and Research for Public Health
PubH 6572: Marketing and Research for Public Health

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