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The only school of public health in the nation’s capital and currently ranked #11 on U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Public Health Graduate schools.

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Public health begins with the basics of our existence—clean water, healthy food, safe housing and breathable air—and continues through more complex and technical issues such as auto safety, vaccine development and distribution, infectious disease, maternal and child health, obesity, and health care reform. Public health impacts all of us: how long we live, the quality of our lives, our sense of well-being and mental health, and the health of our children and future generations. That’s why right now is the best time in history to pursue innovative solutions as we seek to create a healthier planet for all, especially underserved populations.

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We advance population health, wellbeing, and social justice locally, nationally, and globally by: Applying public health knowledge to enhance policy, practice, and management; Conducting rigorous, basic, applied, and translational research; and Educating the next generation of public health leaders, policy makers, practitioners, scientists, advocates, and managers.


Healthier and safer communities powered by public health.


Established in July 1997, we are the only school of public health in the nation’s capital. Students from almost every US state and countries around the world pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level degrees in public health.



Milken Institute School of Public Health and its programs 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. Institutions who receive these accreditations undergo a rigorous review process that evaluates the quality of instruction, curriculum, research, student experience and success of graduates in the job market. In addition, some employment opportunities are only available to graduates of accredited schools and programs. Milken Institute School of Public Health is also a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and the American Public Health Association.



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WASHINGTON, D.C. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Nov. 29, 2022) –The George Washington University (GW) and edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq:...

GW and Community Partners Launch Violence Prevention Program

WASHINGTON (November 11, 2022) --The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University today announced the award of a major grant from the...

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WASHINGTON (Nov. 9, 2022)-- A first of a kind study published today suggests that parents can be taught to communicate with their gay or bisexual sons about safe sex...