University of California Berkeley School of Public Health

133 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-5832

MPH Program Overview

Like many of the available MPH programs today, the one offered by the University of California allows students to select from a wide variety of different specializations within the field. Most of the programs are available in an eleven month accelerated program as well as in a two year standard option, and in some cases part time options may exist as well. The programs are campus based and involve numerous hands-on experiences to help heighten a student’s understanding of the field in generally. An online/on-campus option combines online and campus based learning to help busy students earn their degree.

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MPH Curriculum and Courses

There are several shared courses that make up the core curriculum, such as Epidemiology, biostatistics, and Introduction to Public Health, but beyond these core classes students will find a wide variety of different classes will focus on the different specialties within the field. These concentration areas include:

• Epidemiology
• Environmental Health Sciences
• Health and Social Behavior
• Maternal and Child Health
• Health Policy and Management
• Interdisciplinary
• Public Health Nutrition

Among these different career tracks, even deeper specialty areas may exist as well such as Aging, Global Health, and Multicultural Health

MPH Admissions

While some programs will have specific requirements, some basic requirements exist for all MPH programs.

• GRE Scores
• 3.0 or higher undergraduate work
• Bachelor’s or higher degree
• Three letters of recommendation
• TOEFL scores for international students
• Personal History Statement
• Statement of Purpose Essay
• All transcripts

Upon submitting these documents and any that may be additionally required, students will be able to be considered for admission into the program.

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MPH Tuition and Financial Aid

The overall costs for tuition will vary depending upon different fees and other circumstances. Financial officers can help you learn more about student budgets, work programs, scholarships, grants, and other programs designed to help you afford your education at the University of California

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