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MPH Program Overview
The MPH Program provides a graduate degree in the field of public health that can be used to find employment in numerous areas of study including the public and private sectors. It’s a classroom based program that helps build the overall health of the population and is available in four different concentration areas. Those enrolling in the program will learn the skills and abilities needed to successfully analyze, design, and implement public health policies and programs and develop them for their future.
MPH Curriculum and Courses
As mentioned above, there are four key concentration areas that students can select from when they enroll in the MPH program. As a result, the selection of these concentrations will impact the overall curriculum involved in earning the degree. The concentration areas are:
• MPH in Environmental Health
• MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences
• MPH in Global Health
• MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
These specializations feature their own unique classes, but there several core courses that all of the various concentrations require. In addition to fieldwork and electives, these core classes include:
• Public Health Practice
• Environmental health Science
• Health Policy and Management
• Social and Behavioral Sciences
• And more
Those applying for entry into the MPH program will have to submit a number of things.
• Application form
• Letters of Recommendation
• Personal Essay
• Transcript from undergraduate studies
Solid GPA and GRE scores are preferred for entry into the program, and since competition for admission is very stiff, excelling in undergraduate studies is highly recommended.
MPH Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition is charged on a by-credit-hour basis. For Pennsylvania resident, the charge is 713 dollars per credit hour. Nonresidents will pay 1,001 dollars per credit hour. There are other fees and charges that may be applied as well. Numerous programs, loans, scholarships, and grants are available to qualifying students and a financial advisor can help you find one that matches your situation perfectly.