An Interdisciplinary Approach to Public Health and Policy
Are you passionate about making a positive impact on public health? Do you aspire to shape policies and programs that improve the well-being of individuals and communities?
The Master of Science in Health and the Public Interest is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to address society’s most pressing healthcare challenges. Rooted in evidence-based practices and driven by a commitment to social justice, our program empowers future leaders to create meaningful change and build a healthier, more equitable world.
An Interdisciplinary Curriculum That Integrates Theory, Science and Advocacy
The curriculum includes core courses on:
- Health, Disease, and Society
- Health Advocacy
- Biology of Health and Disease
- Health Economics
- Theory & Methods of Inquiry
- Health Communication
Learn From Leaders in Public Health
The Health and the Public Interest Seminar Series is a forum in which Georgetown students, faculty, and the general public engage with key leaders in healthcare research, policy, and advocacy. Seminar topics may include topics such as cross-cultural views of disease, cultural change and health, the medicalization of normal life, corporate shaping of discourse about illness, the regulation of medical products, placebo effects, symptom formation and healing, the high costs of drugs, creating new diseases, and the opioid epidemic.
Coming up in Spring 2024 we will be featuring seminars from speakers such as Anand Parekh, MD, Chief Medical Advisor for the Bipartisan Policy Center; Anthony Fauci, MD, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases; and Arlando “Tray” Jones III, Program Associate at the Georgetown Prison and Justice Initiative. See the full Spring 2024 schedule and join our seminar series mailing list for weekly virtual seminar invitations.
Judy Waxman, JD
Oral Historian and Former Vice President of Health and Reproductive Rights at the National Women’s Law CenterWatch on Youtube: Will Women Ever Have Control Over Their Own Bodies?
Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD
Cancer epidemiologist and Distinguished University ProfessorWatch on Youtube: Intersectionality of Cancer, Aging, and Disparities: A Biological Basis
Matthew Biel, MD
Marriott Chair in Child, Adolescent, and Family Mental Health, Georgetown University Medical CenterWatch on Youtube: Trauma, Adversity, and Social Determinants of Mental Health
Advancing Your Career in Public Health
Our graduates pursue a wide range of careers in the non-profit, private sector, and government. Here are some employers of our recent grads:
- Health Resources and Services Administration
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
- National Cancer Institute
- National Center for Health Research
- Medicare Rights Center