Graduate Programs

Masters Degrees


Public Health, MPH 

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a widely recognized professional degree for those wishing to enter or advance in the field of public health. Our Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited MPH program prepares students with the foundational public health knowledge and competencies to address the most pressing and emerging health problems with advanced training in one of several concentrations.

Global Health, MS 

The Master of Science (MS) in Global Health prepares students to conduct multidisciplinary research on within the global health environment. This degree incorporates epidemiology, biostatistics, sociocultural influences on health and behavior, global health systems, communicable and non-communicable diseases of global importance, and migrant health to prepare students to conduct global health-related research. The required thesis provides students an opportunity to work closely with a GCH faculty member to systematically investigate a problem or issue with global health implications.

Accelerated Masters


Accelerated Bachelor/Master of Public Health, MPH 

The accelerated MPH program is designed for Mason’s highly qualified and highly motivated undergraduate students from any major.

Graduate Certificates


Public Health, Graduate Certificate 

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health (Generalist) provides students with the foundational competencies for public health practice.

Doctoral Degrees


Public Health, PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health prepares graduates to think critically as public health scientists, develop subject matter expertise and analytical skills to become successful independent researchers, and respond to the most pressing public health challenges facing Virginia, the nation, and the world.