Community-Oriented Primary Care
The M.P.H. in Community-Oriented Primary Care provides the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a COPC program, a framework to analyze and evaluate community-based intervention, and opportunities to practice community oriented primary care, especially within vulnerable communities.
Join other students whose “real life” culminating experiences have included early childhood literacy programs, hospice care, childhood obesity, medication coverage for the elderly, use of geographic information systems to improve access to care, and community health promoter training in Mexico.
Most courses are scheduled in the late afternoons and early evening allow our students to work while pursuing their degree. If you have a job, you may need to arrange with your employer to take a class in the afternoon.
Fall – March 15 (Applications must be complete by December 15 for priority scholarship consideration.)
Spring - October 1
Summer – December 15
Individuals interested in applying to this program should submit their application and supporting documents through SOPHAS, a general online application for schools of public health. A graduated fee is charged for this application, depending on the number of accredited schools to which you apply.
Standardized test scores:
GRE general test (institutional code 5268). Applicants may also submit the LSAT, MCAT, or GMAT instead of the GRE. Applicants who already have a conferred graduate degree (i.e. M.A., M.S., J.D.) are exempt.
Two (2) recommendations
Prior academic records:
Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned or the program was completed. Transcripts must be forwarded to SOPHAS in their original sealed envelopes directly from the institution.
Statement of purpose:
In an essay of approximately 1500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your chosen field. Include your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application. The Committee reviews your Statement of Purpose to determine your motivation for pursuing a career in public health and health services.
International applicants only:
Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 GW, and English language requirements. Detailed documentation needed for this program is available here.
PLEASE NOTE that all programs in the Milken Institute School of Public Health require the following minimum English language test scores for admission:
Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Milken Institute School of Public Health
950 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20052