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Encyclopedia > Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a professional master's degree awarded for studies in areas related to public health. In the United States the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredit schools of public health through a formal review process. Master of Public Health program are available throughout the world in Medical Schools and School of Public Health. Image File history File links Gnome-globe. ... Public health is concerned with threats to the overall health of a community based on population health analysis. ... The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and certain public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health. ...

MPH is usually a one or two year program, with many students already possessing an advanced degree. In some countries the MPH program is only available for medical graduates (MBBS or equivalent), those without the medical degree can join the Master of Medical Science in Public Health program. MBBS was a popular BBS system in the Nordic countries during the mid-1990s. ...

The degree is designed to expose the candidates on five core public health areas:

  1. Health Services Administration/Management
  2. Biostatistics
  3. Epidemiology
  4. Behavioral sciences/health education, and
  5. Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences.

In addition to coursework, CEPH programs have a thesis and practicum requirement which may be waived if the candidate has substantial prior experience in the field. Program other than CEPH also may have other requirements.

Schools with Public Health Programs

According to ASPH Member Schools

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) is the graduate school of Public Health affiliated with Boston University and is located in the heart of Boston Universitys Medical Campus in the South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... Drexel University is an institution of higher learning located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Emory University is an undergraduate, graduate, and research institution in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Emory is one of the most prestigious large private universities in the South and within the United States, according to yearly rankings by US News & World Report. ... Florida International University (FIU) is a major state-run university located in Miami, Florida, well-known for its business, hospitality management, creative writing, architecture, and engineering programs. ...   The George Washington University (GWU), or informally, G.W., is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian university located in Washington, D.C.. Founded in 1821 as the Columbian College on land provided by President George Washington, the university has since developed into a leading educational and research institution. ... Harvard School of Public Health The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is Harvard Universitys School of Public Health. ... The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. It was the first institution of its kind in the world. ... Founded in 1905, Loma Linda University (LLU) is a private, Christian, coeducational, health sciences university located in Southern California 60 miles east of Los Angeles close to San Bernardino and near beaches, mountains, and the desert. ... The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport (LSU HSCS) is the academic center for medicine and medical research in Northwest Louisiana. ... The New York Medical College is a private professional school located in Valhalla, New York. ... The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health is the medical school at The Ohio State University and is located in Columbus, Ohio. ... Saint Louis University is a private, co-educational Catholic Jesuit university in the United States located in St. ... San Diego State University, College of Health & Human Services The College of Health and Human Services faculty, through advising, teaching, and supervising, offers students a balanced education of academic study, field placement, clinical experiences, and research opportunities. ... School of Rural Public Health (SRPH), part of the Texas A&M University System, is the first of its kind in the nation. ... Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... University at Albany, SUNY, is a public university located in the capital of New York State, and is the senior campus of the SUNY system. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The first School of Public Health west of the Mississippi River, UC Berkeleys School of Public Health is located on the north side of campus in Warren Hall. ... The UCLA School of Public Health is the graduate school of public health affiliated with UCLA, and is located within the Center for Health Sciences building on the UCLA campus. ... The University of Connecticut, commonly known as UConn, is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The College of Public Health (CPH) is a college within the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia, United States. ... The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a public, state-supported research university. ... The University of Iowa, or Iowa for short, is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ... University of Maryland, Baltimore, (also known as UMB) was founded in 1807. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, an umbrella designation used to refer to one of eight New Jersey state institutions of higher education in medicine. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM or U of M) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... The University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health focuses on health promotion and disease prevention for individuals, groups and entire populations – across North Carolina and around the world. ... The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is a graduate-level institution that is part of the University of North Texas System. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is the university system of Puerto Rico. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... The University of South Florida (USF) is a public university system located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. ... The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was created by the UT System Board of Regents and supported by the Texas Legislature in 1972. ... The University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine serves as the public health school for the University of Washington. ... YALE (Yet Another Learning Environment) is an environment for machine learning experiments and data mining. ... Yeshiva University is a private university in New York City whose first component was founded in 1886. ... The Institute for Public Health Sciences at Yeshiva University provides research and training opportunities for faculty, students, and researchers interested in public health and preventive medicine, consolidating university resources in these areas and creating new programs, including a Master of Public Health degree. ...

Schools outside the United States

The Andalusian School of Public Health (EASP), located within the Granada University Campus (Spain), provides training, consultancy, international co-operation, and research services in the public health and management of health and social services integrating both perspectives in all EASP projects. ... Daebul University is a private university located in Yeongam County, South Jeolla, South Korea. ... Hallym University is a private university which is located in Chuncheon of Gangwon, the Republic of Korea. ... Moi University is a university in Eldoret, western Kenya. ... The University of Malaya (or Universiti Malaya in Malay; commonly abbreviated as UM) is the oldest university in Malaysia, and is situated on a 750 acre (3. ... The Department of Social and Preventive Medicine (popularly known as SPM) is one of 22 teaching departments in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. ... Taipei Medical University (台北醫學大學) was founded as Taipei Medical College in 1960. ... Tehran University of Medical Sciences, TUMS, is the largest and most prestigious medical school of Iran. ... The Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences is one of three medical schools that make up the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Otago. ... University of the Philippines, Manila, founded in 1905, is the oldest of the seven autonomous universities of the University of the Philippines (UP). ... The University of Wollongong is a large University with approximately 21,000 students in the city of Wollongong, Australia. ... The University of Alberta (U of A) is a public coeducational research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The University of Waterloo, also known as UW, UWaterloo, or simply, Waterloo is a medium-sized research-intensive public university in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... Lakehead University is situated at the head of Lake Superior in Thunder Bay, Ontario. ...

External links

  • Association of Schools of Public Health
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Accredited Online Degrees in Public Health
  • Masters Degrees in Public Health. - Guide to programs offering masters of public health, business administration, health administration, MHA, MBA, MPH.

Academic degrees
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Associate's degrees (U.S.) AA, AAS, ABA, ABS, AOS, AS, ASN
Foundation degrees (U.K.) FdA, FdEd, FdEng, FdMus, FdBus, FdSc, FdTech
Bachelor's degrees AB or BA, BAcy, BAdm, BAgrEc, BArch, BBA, BBus, BCom or BComm, BCS, BCL, STB, BD, BDent, BDS, B.Ed., BEc, BEng or BE, BSBME, BFA, BHSc, BGS,BHE, BHK, BID, BJ, BTh, BLibStud, BLIS, BMath, BMedSc or BMedSci, BMus, BSN, BPE, BPharm, BS or BSc or SB, BSc(Agr) or BSA, BSocSci, BSW, BTech, LLA, LLB, MB ChB or MB BS or BM BS or MB BChir or MB BCh BAO, MA (Cantab.), MA (Dubl.), MA (Hons), MA (Oxon.)
Master's degrees MArch, MA, MS or MSc, MSt, DEA, MAcy, MALD, MApol, MPhil, MRes, MFA, MTech, MBA, MBI, MBT, MComm, MDes, MTh, MTS, MDiv, MEd, MMT, MPA, MPD, MPS, MSN, MProfStuds, MJ, MST, MSW, MPAff, MLIS, MLitt, MPH, MPM, MPP, MPT, MRE, MTheol/ThM/MTh, STM, LLM, MEng, MSci, MBio, MChem, MPhys, MMath, MMedSc or MMedSci, MMus, MESci, MGeol, MTCM, MSSc, BCL (Oxon), BPhil (Oxon), ThM
Licentiate degrees: Lic Arts, LDS, JCL, STL, SSL, LSS, PhL
Specialist degrees EdS, SSP, CAS
Engineer's degrees AE, BE, BME, CE, CE, ChE, EE, CpE, ECS, EnvE, MSE, ME, NavE, NuclE, Ocean E, SysE, Eng
First-professional degrees AuD, DC, DCM, DDS, DMD, JD, MD (US), DPT, ND, OD, DO (US only), PharmD, DP, PodD, DPM, MDiv, MHL, DVM, PD, STB
Doctoral degrees PhD, EdD, DEng, EngD, DEnv, DBA, DD, JCD, SSD, JUD, DSc, DLitt, DA, MD (out of US and Canada), DMA, DMus, DCL, ThD, DrPH, DPT, DPhil, PsyD, DSW, JD, LLD, LHD, JSD, SJD, JuDr, STD, DMin

  Results from FactBites:
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology (507 words)
A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is internationally recognised as a qualification in public health.
The MPH programme is a fully modular postgraduate course that aims to provide a broad academic training in all aspects of public health theory and practice.
Two public health scientist training posts for non-medical graduates are available each year for people with a relevant degree and experience who wish to combine the MPH with practical training to become a specialist in public health.
HSPH: Master of Public Health (1877 words)
The majority of these students are health professionals, with a minimum of three to five years of work experience, who are preparing for advancement in their organizations or for transition into new fields.
The MPH program is geared toward professionals who hold a doctoral degree (or foreign degree equivalent) in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, law, or other fields related to public health (for example, biology, other natural sciences, behavioral sciences, or social sciences).
Beyond the MPH core requirements, which include three law-related courses, lawyers are encouraged to develop an area of interest by choosing elective courses in a specific field such as health care delivery or environmental health.
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