Master of Science in Health and The Public Interest Program

Training effective advocates for public health
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One-year Master of Science in Health and the Public Interest Program

Applications Are Open!

January 15, 2023

Priority MS Application Deadline
Application Fee Waived!
Classes begin July 31, 2023

April 15, 2023

Final Regular Application Deadline
Application Fee $90
Classes begin July 31, 2023



Our program is …

Interdisciplinary | Innovative | Evidence-Based | One-Year Long

The one-year Master of Science in Health and the Public Interest Program at Georgetown University prepares students to help solve global healthcare problems. We examine health policy through a lens that considers societal, psychological, and cultural factors and how they intersect with corporate and institutional influences through our curriculum which emphasizes critical thinking, analytical, and research skills. We welcome students who have recently completed degrees, as well as mid-career professionals who want to supplement their methodological knowledge with modern tools to solve global health challenges


The one-year Master of Science in Health and the Public Interest Program’s unique curriculum trains students to examine health policy using an interdisciplinary approach. Learn to:

  • Critique and interpret complex research relevant to public health
  • Advocate effectively, in an evidence-based manner, for a better healthcare system
  • Incorporate diverse theories and methods of social sciences and epidemiology in health care research and advocacy projects
  • Design health, training, and social programs for healthcare professionals and the public
  • Understand physiology as it relates to specific health issues
  • Appreciate the contribution of ethnic, national, occupational, and other sociocultural influences on healthcare
  • Understand the evolution of governance, economic issues, and other drivers of global health
  • Use written and oral communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to communicate about complex theory and data across disciplines and with lay audiences
  • Attain hands-on familiarity with research skills and experience with community organizations, NGOs, or governmental agencies focusing on health