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Global Health Policy

Milken Institute School of Public Health

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

This program prepares the next generation of global health professionals in the disciplines necessary to contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies at the local, national, regional, and international level. The mission of this program is to improve the health and well-being of underserved populations in low and middle income settings abroad and within the United States.

Admission Requirements

Deadlines:

Fall - March15 (December 15 for priority scholarship consideration.)
Spring - October 1
Summer - March 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).  
Masters applicants may also submit the LSAT, MCAT, or GMAT instead of the GRE.
Masters applicants who already have a conferred graduate degree (i.e. J.D., M.A., M.S., J.D.) are exempt.

Recommendations required:

Two (2) recommendations

Prior academic records:

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.

Official transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. Please see the list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay of approximately 1500 - 1800 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. The Milken Institite School of Public Health also provides detailed information for international applicants.

PLEASE NOTE that all programs in the Milken Institute School of Public Health require the following minimum English language test scores for admission:

  • Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0.

  • TOEFL: 600 on paper-based, or 100 on Internet- based.

  • Academic PTE: 68

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

Office of Admissions
2nd Floor
Milken Institute School of Public Health
950 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
GWSPHadmit@gwu.edu ~ 202.994.2160 (phone)
http://publichealth.gwu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday