Administrative Offices at Milken Institute School of Public Health

Student Affairs

(202) 994-0822

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is the parent office for the following sub-departments:

  • Admissions
  • Student Records
  • Academic Services
  • Career Services

View their sections below to learn more about the services of each sub-department.

Academic Services

(202) 994-0822

  • coordinates dean’s sign-off on all academic forms requiring dean’s approval
  • offers academic advising to undergraduates
  • addresses DegreeMAP questions and issues
  • monitors students' academic progress, including the progress of students on academic probation
  • answers questions regarding GWSPH and university policies and procedures
  • maintains the online student handbook
  • evaluates student requests for emergency loans
  • evaluates student applications to the Capital Connection Fund and other school funding sources for students
  • evaluates student applications for partial reimbursement of credentialing exam fees
Student Records

Student are assigned to a staff contact by program and last name. Click "more" to determine the correct contact phone number or email [email protected]

  • addresses course registration/GWEB issues
  • resolves issues with adding and dropping courses
  • clears students for graduation

Although any member of the records team can help, each student has been assigned to a specific student records staff member according to the student’s academic program and last name. Determine your records staff member by referencing page 11 of the online GWSPH student handbook, or use the chart below.

Students in the:

MPH, BS Public Health or BS Exercise Science with last names A-L

Should call: 202-994-0962

Students in the:

MPH, BS Public Health or BS Exercise Science with last names M-Z

Should call: 202-994-8036

Students in the:

MS in Health Policy
MS in Exercise Science
MS in PH Microbiology & Emerging Infectious Disease
Specialist Degree
Graduate Certificate Program

Should call: 202-994-8406

Career Services

(202) 994-5485

Career Center Webpages

Helps public health students and alumni through all stages of career exploration and professional development. The Office of Career Services offers the following resources and services:

  • one-on-one career counseling appointments
  • the GWSPH jobs database
  • the public health Career Services blog
  • LinkedIn groups for GWSPH students and GWSPH alumni.
  • events such as skills workshops, employer information sessions and site visits
  • GWork, a university-wide online jobs resource database for undergraduate and graduate students. Create a GWork account
  • GW Career Advisor Network, an online directory of GW alumni dedicated to providing career strategy assistance to fellow alumni and current students

(202) 994-2160

Admissions Office webpages

Information on Admissions Visits

Handles a broad range of issues related to undergraduate and graduate program admissions. The Office of Admissions and Recruitment offers the following services:

  • group and one-on-one information sessions
  • coordination of campus visits
  • on-campus events such as orientation and accepted student visit week
  • off-campus events such as fairs and expos
Development and Alumni Relations

(202) 994-8070

This department is responsible for increasing the financial capacity of the school through philanthropic gifts and grants from individuals and organizations. It provides opportunities for alumni engagement through volunteer opportunities and career services.

Contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations with inquiries regarding:


(202) 994-5161

Communications Office webpage

Contact this office for:

  • press inquiries
  • help arranging media appearances of faculty experts
  • assistance writing press releases
  • assistance planning large, school-wide events
  • guidance on creating written or print materials for external distribution
  • permission to use the school's logo in print or digital materials

Additionally, the office coordinates how the school strategically communicates across multiple platforms, including:

  • the school’s website
  • written press releases, news and feature articles
  • social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flickr)
  • multimedia

More information about their services is available on the Communications Office web page.

Information Technology

GWSPH Employees requesting help from the Information Technology Office, should fill out an online service request.

Dean's Office

202) 994-5179 (Front Desk)

The dean's office includes the following academic administrative faculty:

  • Dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • Senior Associate Dean
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Associate Dean for Research
  • Associate Dean for Practice

Visit the Leadership web page for contact information and biographies of the dean and associate deans.

Dean’s office staff includes:

  • Human Resources - (202) 994-5567
  • Faculty Affairs - (202) 994-7418
  • Governance - (202) 994-4176
  • Finances/Accounting - (202) 994-0383
  • Contracts - (202)-994-7187
  • Operations - (202)-994-7187
  • New Building Project Management - (202) 994-4569