Public Health at George Washington University
GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 27,017. Of the 3,572 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in 2021, 97 of them were public health majors.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Public Health section at the bottom of this page.
GWU Public Health Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health
- Master’s Degree in Public Health
- Doctorate Degree in Public Health
Online Classes Are Available at GWU
If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.
Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? GWU offers distance education options for public health at the following degree levels:
GWU Public Health Rankings
The public health major at GWU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Public Health. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.
Public Health Student Demographics at GWU
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public health majors at George Washington University.
GWU Public Health Bachelor’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's in public health.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||7|
|Hispanic or Latino||11|
GWU Public Health Master’s Program
In the public health master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 52% of degree recipients. That is 4% better than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a master's in public health.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||110|
|Hispanic or Latino||49|
GWU also has a doctoral program available in public health. In 2021, 7 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
- Other Health Professions
- Bioethics/Medical Ethics
- Medical Science
- Mental & Social Health Services
- Health/Medical Prep Programs
Careers That Public Health Grads May Go Into
A degree in public health can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for George Washington University.
|Occupation||Jobs in DC||Average Salary in DC|
|Environmental Scientists and Specialists||1,600||$115,190|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||1,580||$145,760|
|Community Health Workers||810||$61,770|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Michiel1972 under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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