Applicants with a strong interest in public health may want to consider the joint PA/MPH program. This unique three-year program provides both clinical and academic preparation for careers in medicine and public health. Students in this curriculum receive advanced training in the design of health studies, epidemiological methods, health policy, implementation of health interventions, application of computers to public health, community medicine, and techniques of health promotion. Students in this program also design a special research project in collaboration with faculty of the Milken Institute School of Public Health and local, national, or international public health organizations.
The joint PA/MPH program at GW allows you to choose from numerous tracks of study. Although many students choose the default tracks of Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC), the other two options are Health Policy and Epidemiology. We hope to bring two more tracks to the program by 2017. Those tracks are Environmental Health Science & Policy and Global Environmental Health.
COPC is designed for clinicians to apply public health in clinical settings. Graduates can utilize these skills clinically with any community, domestic or international.
We are a free-standing Masters of Public Health Policy degree, the only in the country.
This specialization prepares students for epidemiology research and evaluation in academic, governmental, private-sector, and community health care sites.