Why Public Health at Mason?

Virginia's first PhD in Public Health
Virginia's First PhD in Public Health

The College is pleased to announce its new PhD in Public Health degree program with concentrations in Epidemiology and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The College will enroll the inaugural cohort of doctoral students in Spring 2021. Learn more.

Public Health Workers
Be Part of the Population Health Center, the Intersection of Academics and Practice

Become involved in:

.    Interprofessional clinical care for underserved populations

.    Research of consequence to improve the public’s health

.    Learning and development opportunities for practitioners and students 

CEPH-Accredited Programs
CEPH-Accredited Programs

.    We are proud to offer the only CEPH-accredited bachelor’s degree in Virginia.

.    Our BS in Global Health, MPH, and MS in Global Health are all CEPH-accredited

.    The benefits of earning a public health degree from an accredited program include consideration for select opportunities such as employment, fellowships, and advanced credentials

Improve Population Health and Well-Being Locally, Nationally, and Globally
Improve Population Health and Well-Being Locally, Nationally, and Globally

.    Address social and behavioral factors affecting community health domestically and abroad

.    Protect the health of all people by working to change policy and implement programs to promote healthy behaviors, communities, and environments

Prepare for a Career in Public Health Minutes from the Nation’s Capital
Prepare for a Career in Public Health Minutes from the Nation’s Capital

.    Study in one of the most important political, intellectual, and economics hubs in the world

.    Complete an internship or practicum in or near the nation’s capital with a federal agency, a public health department, a private sector consulting firm, or a non-governmental health organization

Help Solve Global Health Challenges
Help Solve Global Health Challenges

.    Investigate emerging infectious diseases

.    Solve today’s public health challenges through research and practice

.    Develop the skills needed to be culturally competent in the public health workforce 

Public Health Worker
Enroll in Accredited and Nationally Recognized Programs

.    George Mason ranked #16 top school for a public health college degree by College Factuals

.    George Mason ranked best college in Virginia for degrees in health professions by College Factuals

.    Master of Public Health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)