Established in July 1997, the School of Public Health and Health Services brought together three longstanding university programs in the schools of medicine, business, and education that we have since expanded substantially. Today, more than 1,200 students from nearly every U.S. state and more than 38 nations pursue undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level degrees in public health. Our student body is one of the most ethnically diverse among the nation's private schools of public health.
We also offer an array of joint degree programs, allowing students to couple a law degree with the Master of Public Health (MPH), or to combine an MPH with a medical degree or an MA in International Affairs. An MPH/Physician's Assistant program, the first in the world, is available here, as is the opportunity to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer while pursuing an MPH. The School of Public Health and Health Services now offers an online Master of Public Health, MPH@GW, which allows students to pursue their career in public health from wherever they are in the world.
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Working together, in the heart of the nation's capital, the School of Public Health and Health Services is committed to advancing the health of the populations of our local, national, and global communities.
The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services will advance the health of the populations of our local, national, and global communities by:
• Developing tomorrow's leaders in public health and health services
• Creating innovative educational opportunities
• Translating science into policies, programs, and interventions
• Enhancing multidisciplinary collaborations in research, education, and service
• Fostering an environment in which faculty, students, staff, and community partners are empowered to accomplish the School's mission.
The public health programs of the SPHHS have full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health. The program in health services administration is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. The Athletic Training Education Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The School of Public Health and Health Services is a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health.
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