DrPH Programs

Our doctorate of Public Health (DrPH) programs aim for nothing less than educating the next generation of public health leaders. We challenge students to meaningfully apply research and analytical skills to take on the most pressing local, national and global public health challenges.

As a DrPH student at GW, you will collaborate with our renowned faculty on cutting-edge research in your specific areas of interest. With our Washington, D.C., location, you will also have an unmatched opportunity to connect with international experts in public health policy. It’s the type of hands-on experience you can’t get anywhere but in our nation’s capital.

Schedule a visit to the School of Public Health, learn about our programs, meet faculty members, and hear from current Doctoral students from all of our programs!"

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DrPH Degrees

Environmental and Occupational Health

Global Health

Health Behavior

Health Policy

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Departments offering DrPH degrees

Four departments in the Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute School of Public Health) offer DrPH programs. To learn more about each department, visit the department's webpages:

·       Environmental and Occupational Health
·       Global Health
·       Prevention and Community Health
·       Health Policy


Admission to the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program is biennial. Students entering the DrPH program must begin their studies in the Fall semester of even years only. In September 2015, we accepted applications for Fall 2016. The application deadline is December 1, 2015.

Current DrPH students can access resources such as the DrPH handbook and DrPH forms on the "Services for Students" section of the website.