GW School of Public Health and Health Services Launches Online Public Health Graduate Program
WASHINGTON — The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) announces today that it is offering its first fully web-based Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. The program, called MPH@GW, will use the most advanced web-based technology available to deliver a highly interactive educational experience. The first classes begin in May 2013.
Through cutting edge technology, MPH@GW classes will be delivered on an online, collaboration-based platform. These class sessions will use live video to allow students to interact with renowned SPHHS faculty and each other to analyze and discuss course content. The degree program also features highly produced self-paced content that can be accessed 24/7 from any place in the world with an internet connection.
“The launch of MPH@GW represents the culmination of a two year strategic planning process with faculty leaders in which several key goals were identified,” said Lynn R. Goldman, MD, MPH, MS, dean of SPHHS. “Offering an online MPH allows us to go global and go digital and is the most innovative way to broaden the mission of SPHHS and make a public health education available to people around the world.”
SPHHS is committed to excellence in scholarship to advance the health of populations across the globe. The new degree program from the highly-ranked SPHHS will continue to provide the traditional education and real world hands on experience that SPHHS is known for but in a non-traditional, technologically advanced way.
Students will meet weekly with classmates and professors at designated times in the virtual classroom for coursework discussions and study groups. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the commencement ceremonies at GW’s campus in Washington, D.C. Other features of the online public health graduate degree include:
- Student to faculty ratio of ten to one
- Courses taught by SPHHS faculty
- The same selective admissions requirements as students on the campus
- Full access to GW library resources, student and career services
- Case-based curriculum
- Highly-interactive class communication
“Use of this innovative technological platform delivers a transformative and creative educational experience that allows faculty to interact with students in ways that would have been impossible just a few years ago,” said Julie DeLoia, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at SPHHS.
SPHHS is developing the MPH@GW with 2U, formerly known as 2tor, the leader in creating online graduate degree programs for top universities. 2U collaborates with leading higher educational institutions to deliver rigorous, selective degree programs online. 2U provides the technology platform, instructional design, marketing and infrastructure support to deliver the program online.
For more information visit the GWU Public Health Online website.
About the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services:
Established in July 1997, the School of Public Health and Health Services brought together three longstanding university programs in the schools of medicine, business, and education that we have since expanded substantially. Today, more than 1,100 students from nearly every U.S. state and more than 40 nations pursue undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level degrees in public health. Our student body is one of the most ethnically diverse among the nation’s private schools of public health. GWU website
2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with top-tier colleges and universities to deliver rigorous, selective graduate degrees online. Founded in 2008 by John Katzman and a team of education veterans,
the company provides universities with the technologies, infrastructural support and capital they need to transform their on-campus programs into high-quality, web-based programs. 2U is one of the highest-
funded education technology start-ups in the United States.
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