Our students learn to use proven social and behavioral theory and behavior change models and strategies to improve health behaviors and practices for a variety of populations. They acquire the skills to plan, design, implement, evaluate and communicate programs and research targeted toward health promotion and disease prevention for the public.
The health promotion programs enable students to become responsible and productive public health professionals who are capable of assessing, implementing, managing and evaluating health promotion and health education programs for the public and for at-risk populations.
Through required courses and electives, students are trained in social and behavioral approaches and applications for improving public health via interventions at the individual, group, organizational and societal levels.
Our program explores how best to advocate for social practices, policy and law that will provide supportive environments for the improvement of public health. Our students put their knowledge to practice, both in the classroom and in the field.
With courses scheduled in the late afternoons and early evenings, the programs allow students to attain valuable career experience while they earn their degrees.
Fall – March15 (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 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:
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 on the application.
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 Institute School of Public Health provides additional 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:
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
Contact for questions:
[email protected] ~ 202.994.2160 (phone)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday