George Mason University

College of Health and Human Services

Public Health


Office of Graduate Admissions

MS 6A3

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Public Health Graduate Certificate Global Health graduate Certificate, MPH - Master of Public Health

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Public Health (MPH) emphasizes the core disciplines of public health – epidemiology, biostatistics, health administration and policy, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health – and provides additional training in global applications. In addition to required coursework in each of the core disciplines and a mandatory practical experience, students will pursue a concentration in epidemiology or global and community health. The program is organized to prepare graduates for work in organizations that seek to improve public health at local, national, or global levels. Based upon guidelines set by the Council on Education for Public Health, the curriculum comprises 42 credit hours, distributed among the following categories of courses: Public Health Core (21 credits), MPH practicum requirements (3 credits), and a concentration (18 credits). Students must select one of two concentration areas: epidemiology or global and community health.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GMU FAFSA Code: 003749

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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