Students in the Health and the Public Interest program have the flexibility of designing their own schedules and taking electives with the course offerings provided. Our program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to address some of the most pressing public health challenges facing our communities today. Through a multidisciplinary curriculum, our students learn to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to the complex issues facing public health and the health of populations.
Our program offers a variety of courses that cover a range of topics, including health policy and management, epidemiology, global health, and environmental health. Students are able to customize their course of study to align with their individual interests and career goals. Students take required courses, which focus on quantitative and research methods, to meet the degree requirement. The rest of the course curriculum includes electives that are available in other programs across Georgetown University, upon approval. The Health and the Public Interest requirements serve as a guide in helping student build personalized curricula. Below is a detailed list of core and sample elective courses with course descriptions.
One of the core components of our program is the emphasis on hands-on learning and practical experience. Our students have the opportunity to participate in internships and fieldwork, gaining valuable experience working with organizations that are making a difference in the health and well-being of communities around the world.
Also, we place a strong emphasis on the importance of understanding the social determinants of health and the role of health equity in improving the health of populations. Through our courses and fieldwork experiences, students learn about the impact of poverty, race, and other social factors on health outcomes and gain the skills to develop strategies to address these issues.
In addition, our program is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in public health and health policy, including roles in government, non-profits, and the private sector. Graduates of the program go on to work in a variety of roles, including health policy analysts, public health administrators, and program managers.
We are excited to offer this unique program, and we invite you to explore our website to learn more about our course offerings and the opportunities available to our students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
For information about our courses or to see courses offered elsewhere on campus, students may search the Registrar’s Schedule of Classes and other program course offerings.