Health and the Public Interest

Georgetown University

12 months
2139 USD/credit
2139 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Health and the Public Interest (HAPI) Program from Georgetown University, part of the Georgetown University Graduate School, is a unique interdisciplinary evidence-based training program that prepares students to help solve global healthcare problems.


Students in the Health and the Public Interest program from Georgetown University will examine health policy through a lens that takes into account societal, psychological, and cultural factors and how they intersect with corporate and institutional influences.

The Program

This unique Master’s program will train students in analytical and research skills to enable them to think and communicate across disciplinary boundaries. This training will incorporate theory and skills from cultural studies, epidemiology, and biology; preparing students to comprehend how the often conflicting perspectives of different interest groups (i.e., government, business, and science) affect healthcare both nationally and globally. Our aim is to create a future generation of professionals in government, research, and medicine who have a multidisciplinary perspective on illness and disease, and  who are equipped with  tools to facilitate effective advocacy for improving public health.

HAPI is led by a group of supportive and accessible faculty at Georgetown. Regular seminars will give students the chance to learn from and interact with experts in diverse fields. Located in Washington, DC students will have the chance to observe government in action and possibly participate in influencing policy and regulation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Methods of Inquiry
  • Biology of Disease
  • Health Advocacy 
  • Health  Economics
  • Theory and Methods of Inquiry
  • Communicating Health
  • Communicating Illness

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Resume or CV  
  • Statement of Purpose  
  • GRE test results
  • Official transcripts 
  • Official Recommendations (3)
  • Writing Sample
  • TOEFL/IELTS score 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2139 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2139 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2139 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2139 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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