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5 things to know about Mason’s College of Public Health

Dean Perry spoke with the Washington Business Journal about future plans for the College of Public Health, including workforce development and fundraising initiatives. Read the article here.

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About College of Public Health at George Mason University

The College of Public Health at George Mason University is the first and only College of Public Health in Virginia and a national leader in inclusive, interprofessional, public health research, education, and practice. The College is comprised of public health disciplines, health administration and policy, informatics, nursing, nutrition, and social work. The College offers a distinct array of degrees to support research and training of professionals dedicated to ensuring health and well-being for all. The College’s transdisciplinary research seeks to understand the many factors that influence the public’s health and well-being throughout the lifespan. Areas of focus include prevention and treatment of infectious and chronic diseases, inequalities and marginalized communities, environmental health and climate change, nutrition, violence, mental and behavioral health, informatics, and health technologies. With more than 500 partners, the College serves the community through research, practice, and clinical care with a focus on the social determinants of health and health equity.

The College enrolls more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,300 graduate students in our nationally-recognized programs. Our graduates are uniquely prepared to thrive in an increasingly multicultural, multidisciplinary, community-focused public health landscape.

The College of Public Health offers 5 undergraduate degrees13 graduate degrees, and 7 certificates and is home to five academic units: 


Our mission is to engage our diverse student body and faculty in transdisciplinary academics, research, and interprofessional practice to promote the health of populations while eliminating disparities.


Our vision is to improve the public’s health and well-being across the lifespan.

Core Values

We seek to make health visible and are guided by the core values of collaboration, excellence, inclusivity, integrity, student-centeredness, and impact. 

Mission & Vision