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Est. 1821 in the Heart of the Nation’s Capital

In his first State of the Union address in 1790, George Washington advocated for the creation of a university in Washington, D.C., that would serve as the nation’s intellectual hub. Chartered by an Act of Congress in 1821, the George Washington University continues its legacy as a distinguished global institution of higher learning.

In his first State of the Union address in 1790, George Washington advocated for the creation of a university in Washington, D.C., that would serve as the nation’s intellectual hub. Chartered by an Act of Congress in 1821, the George Washington University continues its legacy as a distinguished global institution of higher learning.

Milken Institute School of Public Health

The George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health is the only school of public health in the nation’s capital and is ranked No. 12 on U.S. News and World Report’s list of best public health graduate schools.1

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In his first State of the Union address in 1790, George Washington advocated for the creation of a university in Washington, D.C., that would serve as the nation’s intellectual hub. Chartered by an Act of Congress in 1821, the George Washington University continues its legacy as a distinguished global institution of higher learning.

World-Class Faculty

World-Class Faculty

GW faculty who lead the Milken Institute SPH are highly qualified experts who not only teach and mentor, but are also heavily involved in the latest public health forums. Our faculty includes experienced practitioners who are passionate about developing the next generation of health care and health services leaders.

High-Impact Research

High-Impact Research

By fostering the next generation of leaders through robust academics and research, GW aims to directly affect the health and well-being of people around the globe. Our commitment to research in science, policy, health and global security is intended to save lives and change the world. Our pursuit of excellence creates a vibrant culture of learning and academic integrity.

Unparalleled Location

Unparalleled Location

Our Washington, D.C., location provides unmatched opportunity with access to essential public health influencers in the classroom and in the field. GW’s online public health students join a network that operates among local and international organizations that shape public health policy and practice.

The George Washington University Alternative Credentials

Outside of GW’s online public health programs, we offer flexible education opportunities designed to advance your career or provide you with the skills and resources to chart a new course. At GW, we believe that empowering professionals is an important driver for prosperity in the global economy.

Gain hands-on training in GW Boot Camps. Boot camps are offered through the GW College of Professional Studies, in partnership with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

Earn an official professional certificate in courses such as:

  • coding, data analytics, UX/UI, cybersecurity, fintech or digital marketing.

Take online GW Short Courses delivered by GetSmarterTM, a brand of 2U, Inc. Earn an official professional certificate in courses such as:

  • strategic communications, health care management, project management essentials or sports management.

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1 U.S. News & World Report, Best Public Health Graduate Schools, Ranked in 2019 Return to footnote reference