Earn an Online Public Health Degree From George Washington University

Graduate From The No. 12-Ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health

Chartered by an Act of Congress in 1821, the George Washington University expands its commitment to scholastic excellence and innovation by offering world-class academic opportunities to students through an online platform.

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Chartered by an Act of Congress in 1821, the George Washington University expands its commitment to scholastic excellence and innovation by offering world-class academic opportunities to students through an online platform.

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Online Programs From Milken Institute School of Public Health

Today, through our vast network of renowned faculty, global partnerships and advanced research initiatives, GW’s No. 12-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH)1 is carrying out its mission to redefine and advance public health around the globe, especially for underserved populations.

Applicants are not required to submit GRE test scores. However, admission to Milken Institute SPH is competitive, and if you believe your test scores have the potential to strengthen your application, you may send us your GRE scores.

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., Milken Institute SPH offers rigorous online programs that challenge its students to become leaders who go on to transform public health at the local, national and global levels. Select a program offering below to learn more.

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Master of Public Health (MPH)

MPH@GW prepares aspiring public health leaders to protect, improve and optimize the health of people at the local, national and global levels.

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

MHA@GW offers experienced health care professionals an online program designed to help them assume leadership positions and oversee health care delivery in a range of settings and environments.

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Get All the Benefits of GW — Online

Strong communities are the foundation of our programs. Once you enroll as an online GW student, you become a part of our vibrant global network of scholars, scientists and policy experts. You will also have full access to GW’s student services.

Peers, Professors and Alumni

Peers, Professors and Alumni

Your peers are driven and experienced, your professors are active in their fields, and your GW alumni network of 301,846 is active in more than 176 countries. As a graduate, you’ll join the ranks of 11,460 Milken Institute SPH alumni.

Connections to Washington, D.C.

Connections to Washington, D.C.

GW’s Milken Institute SPH calls our nation’s capital home, and our programs connect our students with respected experts working at the center of public policy and global health advocacy.

University-Wide Resources

University-Wide Resources

All GW students gain access to the Career Center, the Writing Center, our extensive Himmelfarb Library, the Counseling Center and state-of-the-art research databases.

Online Student Experience

GW’s online graduate programs are an extension of the Milken Institute SPH mission: to educate the next generation of public health policymakers, practitioners, scientists, advocates and managers. With this guiding principle, our digital campus integrates the latest in learning research and science to provide the best possible educational experience for aspiring public health leaders.

Same Curricula, Same GW Standards

Through in-depth curricula, invaluable networking opportunities and real-world experiences, our online programs are of the same renowned caliber as our residential programs. Each program is designed to give you everything you need to make a global impact in public health.

All programs include:

Immersive Content

Curated and led by GW’s expert faculty, coursework includes robust case studies, real-world simulations and high-quality video lectures offering a comprehensive and engaging curriculum.

Collaborative Culture

Our online programs are designed to be up-close and personal. Hosted in live Zoom classrooms, classes promote discussion and collaboration. Small class sizes ensure everyone is heard, and in-depth conversations are encouraged.

Real-World Experience

Each Milken Institute SPH program offers a unique opportunity to address real public health challenges and apply what you are learning in the classroom directly to the field. Immersions and practicums will strengthen your professional network and fortify your classroom competencies.

Stay Connected Wherever You Go

High-performing health care students need to maximize efficiency and focus on what’s important. GW’s digital campus is built for personalization and convenience. You’ll attend classes or review coursework anywhere with Internet access. Download content to your device and complete assignments offline. Customize, modify and tailor your experience to match your individual learning style.

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Stream your coursework right to your TV.
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Search video transcripts and adjust video speeds.
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Access the entire digital campus through a full-service mobile app.

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Ready to take the next step but not sure where to start? Our team of Admissions Counselors is available to chat with you about which program is best suited for your goals and how you can get started. No GRE scores are required to apply.
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Student Support Services

As you work hard to pursue your goals throughout your program, we’ll keep you supported every step of the way. From 24/7 tech support to resume preparation, our mission is to facilitate your success.

Before You Enroll

Our Admissions Counselors are available to give you the support you need while you learn about the program and prepare your application. Questions about financial aid? Not sure about an upcoming deadline? Our dedicated counselors are standing by.

During Your Time as a Student

Your student support advisor will keep you on the right track as you complete courses and earn credits. One-on-one academic support makes sure that you’re constantly aligned with your goals.

After Graduation

We’re invested in your professional development. GW’s Career Center offers a comprehensive suite of graduate support services dedicated to helping you land the job. Prepare for an interview, create a top-notch resume or receive assistance with networking.

Join the GW Community

We’re thrilled that you’re considering one of GW’s online graduate programs. Regardless of which program aligns best with your goals, we’re confident that GW can prepare you to take action and influence public health for generations to come. Request information to speak with one of our Admissions Counselors.

1 Best Public Health Schools, U.S. News & World Report (2019) Return to footnote reference