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The only school of public health in the nation’s capital and currently ranked #14 on U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Public Health Graduate schools.

Our Programs

A Message from Dean Goldman


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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OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES


Through our commitment to excellence in scholarship, we advance the health of populations in our local, national, and global communities by providing the best public health educational experience to foster the next generation public health leaders.

OUR MISSION

As complex global health challenges continue to threaten our health and future, Milken Institute School of Public Health will be preeminent in training tomorrow’s leaders for improving the public’s health.

OUR VISION

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.

OUR HISTORY

Accreditation

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.

WHO WE ARE

LEADERSHIP


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FACULTY


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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES


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OUR FACILITIES


Latest News


Health Policy and Management Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumna at APHA

Members of the Department of Health Policy and Management presented an array of research at the American Public Health Association’s annual conference.

GW Expert Calls for Strong, Sustainable Action to Make World Roadways Safer for Drivers, Pedestrians and Others

According to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) report on road safety, more than 1.3 million people die on the world’s roadways each year.

Milken Institute School of Public Health Receives $2.5 Million Grant to Study the Virus that Causes Deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 5, 2018)— The Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University (GW) today announced receiving a...