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, to train practitioners and collaborate with partners and communities to promote public health regionally and internationally through an integration of education, service, research and scholarly activities.
This mission is accomplished through community empowerment, collaboration and team concept, offering continued professional education opportunities, translating research and knowledge through research-to-practice applications, producing graduates of high quality and aligning the program with the community needs.
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 specialization among the following tracks:
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.