New PhD in Public Health

The new PhD in Public Health degree program - the first in Virginia- offers concentrations in Epidemiology and Social and Behavioral Sciences.


Students of Global and Community Health at George Mason University have access to organizations that work to make a difference in the health of populations around the world.

The Department of Global and Community Health

The Department of Global and Community Health (GCH) prepares students to become critical thinkers and successful public health practitioners.  Our strong educational programs emphasize public safety, preventing illness, and promoting wellness—both locally and globally. Our location provides unparalleled access to the nation's capital, and our students work with government, private, nongovernment, and community organizations, to solve community and global health challenges.

The College's interdisciplinary approach to public health education provides students a unique view of the social determinants of health - with Master of Public Health concentrations in Food Security and Nutrition and Health Policy. 

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ASTHO and Mason collaborate to deliver health policy improvements to states and territories.
ASTHO-Mason Collaborative

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the College of Health and Human Services have launched a groundbreaking initiative to prepare the next generation of research and practice leaders in public health—the ASTHO-Mason Collaborative for Applied Public Health Practice.

>>Read about Mason's ASTHO fellows

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