24 months
1800 USD/credit 40500 USD/year
1800 USD/credit 40500 USD/year
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The MPH in Global Health Policy program offered by George Washington University prepares professionals to assist to identify and address health challenges and support the decision-making process for worldwide interventions to support international policies related to global health systems with an emphasis on underserved populations and developing countries.


Key facts

Global health focuses on improving the health and health equity of all people worldwide by collaborating across country boundaries to research and implement multi-sector policies and programs. Combining courses in DC with international practice, our students leave with the knowledge and experience needed to respond to the changing health and disease environment of the 21st century. Our department works closely with worldwide partners to improve the rigor of educational global health programs, expand research and policy collaborations, and address national and international public health challenges.


The mission of the George Washington University Master of Public Health (MPH) Global Health Policy program is to prepare professionals to assist in public health decision making pertaining to national, regional and worldwide interventions and institutions; to support policy analysis and utilize diverse analytic tools including epidemiology and international comparative policy methods paying particular attention to culture and equity. These leaders will integrate scientific knowledge and global evidence to advise decision making and action by diverse global health systems and other sectors and to provide insight on policies and processes that impact population health, all with an emphasis to underserved populations and development.              

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biostatistical Applications for Public Health 
  • Principles and Practice of Epidemiology 
  • Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health
  •  Fundamentals of Program Evaluation
  •  Environmental & Biological Foundations of Public Health 
  •  Fundamentals of Health Policy 
  •  Essentials of Public Health Practice & Leadership 1: Leading Self and Teams in Public Health 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two (2) recommendations
  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Transcripts must be forwarded to SOPHAS in their original sealed envelopes directly from the institution.
  • Statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1800 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    40500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1800 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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