Milken Institute School of Public Health

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Milken Institute
School of Public Health
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Type Private
Established 1997
Parent institution
George Washington University
Dean Lynn R. Goldman, MD, MPH
Academic staff
Undergraduates 176
Postgraduates 844
Location 950 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20052
Campus UrbanFoggy Bottom
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The Milken Institute School of Public Health (abbreviated as SPH, School of Public Health, or Milken) is the school of public health of the George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. The Milken Institute SPH is one of the most preeminent schools of public health in the United States.

U.S. News & World Report University Rankings ranks the SPH as the 14th best public health graduate program in the United States.

With 1,000 graduate students and 180 undergraduate students from nearly every U.S. state and more than 35 nations pursue undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level degrees in public health,[1] its student body is one of the most ethnically diverse among the nation's private schools of public health.


The Milken Institute School of Public Health's current building was completed in 2014.
The view down K Street from the roof terrace of the SPH.

The GW School of Public Health was established in July 1997, with Dr. Richard K. Riegelman as the Founding Dean, [2] bringing together three longstanding university programs in the schools of medicine, business, and education that have since expanded substantially.

On March 11, 2014, the Milken Institute, Sumner Redstone Charitable Foundation and the Milken Family Foundation donated a combined total of $80 million in three gifts to the renamed Milken Institute School of Public Health. The gifts also established the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness.


The public health programs of the Milken Institute SPH have full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health.[3] The program in health services administration is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. The Athletic Training Education Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The Milken Institute SPH is a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health.

The School also offers an array of joint degree programs, allowing students to couple a law degree with the Master of Public Health (MPH), or to combine an MPH with a medical degree or an MA in International Affairs.[4] An MPH/Physician Assistant program, the first in the world, is available at the Milken Institute SPH, as is the opportunity to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer while pursuing an MPH.[4]

Within the departments, sixteen specialist centers, institutes and special programs are sites for state-of-the-art research and training across the many disciplines of public health. The School's current research portfolio is approximately eighteen million dollars.


The School has multiple academic departments:[5]


  1. ^ "Institutional Research - The George Washington University".
  2. ^ Anderson, Nick (10 March 2014). "GWU to receive $80 million for public health; donors are Milken and Redstone" – via
  3. ^ "Accredited Schools & Programs - Council on Education for Public Health".
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  6. ^ "Public Health".
  7. ^ "Online Master of Public Health Programs | MPH@GW". Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  8. ^ "One-Year MPH Program | MPH@GW". Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  9. ^ "Online Master of Health Informatics | HealthInformatics@GW". Retrieved 2018-07-18.

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Coordinates: 38°54′02″N 77°03′03″W / 38.900694°N 77.050794°W / 38.900694; -77.050794