Elective Course Options

MPH@GW allows you to customize your curriculum based on your interests and career aspirations. You may focus your elective courses on any of the public health areas of interest below, or select courses from all elective options to design a more holistic MPH education.

Learn more about the MPH@GW electives courses below:

Environmental and Occupational Health

Examines global environmental and occupational health topics such as reducing the spread of infectious diseases, promoting the health and safety of workers, analyzing the social factors that contribute to healthy communities, and leveraging science and research to inform policy.


Study the patterns of disease through research and large-scale surveillance projects and form a deeper understanding of public health trends, using data to improve disease prevention and treatment.

Global Health

Tackle important global health issues by contributing to the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies at the local, national, regional, and international levels.

Health Communication

Advance public health objectives by using communication and marketing as strategic tools to influence people, places, and environmental conditions.

Health Policy

Improve public health and health services domestically and globally by advancing innovative and effective health policy education, research, and service.

Program Planning and Evaluation

Develop, improve, and critique public health program plans and evaluations, and become a responsible and productive public health professional.

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