UMDNJ School of Public Health – Rutgers

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MPH Program Overview

The MPH Program offered through the UMDNJ School of Public Health allows students to select from one of several different areas of specialization and earn a master’s degree in the field. These 45 credit hour programs are offered at the Newark, Stratford/Camden, and Piscataway/New Brunswick campuses. Each campus offers different concentrations and students are advised to select the one that fits their overall interests the best and learn which campus they will have to attend before they apply.

MPH Curriculum and Courses

The curriculum in the MPH program will vary depending on the specialty chosen. All programs will rely on classes from the core curriculum. These subjects include:

• Epidemiology
• Biostatistics
• Environmental and Occupational Health
• Health Education and Behavioral Science
• Health Systems and Policy

Each of the courses above are also concentration areas within the program that can be taken at the Piscataway/New Brunswick campus, and the last on the list can also be taken at the Stratford/Camden campus. The Newark Campus offers concentrations in:

• Dental Public Health
• Urban Health Administration
• Quantitative Methods

Each concentration area will feature classes based on the skills needed to thrive in the specialization area.

MPH Admissions

The admissions process is just like any other school, and students must meet various requirements and submit a variety of documents. Requirements for acceptance include:

• GPA of 3.0
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher
• Letters of recommendation
• Statement of Intent
• Resume or CV
• Recent GRE scores
• TEOFL scores for those who don’t speak English as a native language

MPH Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition prices vary depending upon the specific area of specialization one wishes to focus on. In most cases the cost will be 584 dollars per credit hour, though these prices will increase each year. Out of state residents attending classes will pay more as well. There are many assistantships, scholarships, grants, and loans available for students in financial need.

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