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SPHHS Launches Online Graduate Program
MPH@GW will offer first classes in May 2013.
October 31, 2012
The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services will offer its first fully web-based Master of Public Health degree. The program, called MPH@GW, will use web-based technology to deliver a highly interactive educational experience. The first classes begin in May 2013.
MPH@GW classes will be delivered on an online, social technology platform. Class sessions will use live streaming video to allow students to interact with SPHHS faculty and each other to analyze and discuss course content. The degree program also features highly produced self-paced content that can be accessed 24/7 from any place in the world with an Internet connection.
“The launch of MPH@GW represents the culmination of a two-year strategic planning process with faculty leaders in which several key goals were identified,” said Lynn R. Goldman, dean of SPHHS. “Offering an online MPH allows us to go global and go digital and is the most innovative way to broaden the mission of SPHHS and make a public health education available to people around the world.”
Students will meet weekly with classmates and professors at designated times in the virtual classroom for coursework discussions and study groups. Online students will meet the same selective admissions requirements as students on the campus and will have full access to GW library resources and student and career services.
“Use of this innovative technological platform delivers a transformative and creative educational experience that allows faculty to interact with students in ways that would have been impossible just a few years ago,” said Julie DeLoia, associate dean for academic affairs at SPHHS.
SPHHS is developing the MPH@GW with 2U, formerly known as 2tor, a leader in creating online graduate degree programs for universities. 2U will provide the technology platform, instructional design, marketing and infrastructure support to deliver classes online.
For more information visit publichealthonline.gwu.edu.