The Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM) at St. George’s University is a dynamic regional and international centre of excellence in public health education, service, research and scholarly activities offering Masters Degree of Public Health (MPH) or dual-degrees in MPH/MD and MPH/DVM; attracting students, faculty and partners of diverse background who contribute to the strengthening and empowerment of communities, in an ever-changing environment.
The mission of the Department of Public health and Preventive Medicine is to cultivate, produce and disseminate public health knowledge, through an integration of education, service, research and scholarly activities in the Caribbean region and the world in collaboration with partners and communities.
The Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM), which administers the Graduate Public Health Program was established in 1999 at St. George’s University’s School of Medicine. Effective July 1, 2010, SGU MPH program became a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited regional leader set to produce public health practitioners and researchers for the Caribbean and rest of the world.
The program offers a graduate global public health curriculum for a Masters Degree of Public Health (MPH) or dual-degrees in MPH/MD and MPH/DVM. Students can pursue a 42-credit degree among the following options:
This program can be completed within twelve (12) months or up to five years. Students can begin the program during our Spring and Fall Terms.
In 2015, the MPH program was awarded an additional 7-year accreditation by CEPH.
St. George's Master in Public Health (MPH) program is fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH), a vote of confidence in the excellent academic
on-campus program. CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools and programs of public health. If you have any questions about the program's accreditation, please contact Tessa Alexander-St. Cyr MPH, Accreditation Coordinator.