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Public Health, M.Sc.

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Public health professionals design these intervention programs by using a combination of health education and related organizational, economic, legislative, and environmental supports to enhance the probability of creating a healthier populace.

The Master of Public Health Program curriculum prepares individuals to carry out the following core public health functions as defined by the American Public Health Association: assess both the health needs and the resources available in a community, assist in health policy development that supports programs in prevention, and assure that necessary, high quality, effective services including education are available to every citizen.

To meet this challenge, the MPH degree at Idaho State University is designed to meet the needs of two types of students: 

  • Those practicing health professionals who desire to augment their previous preparation so they may better implement health promotion strategies in their current work setting or community, and
  • Those professionals who wish to train for careers in public health.
  • Core courses focus on the acquisition of requisite public health knowledge and skills in the disciplines of epidemiology, bio statistics, health policy management, social and behavioral sciences and environmental health. Elective courses allow the student to focus additional coursework in her/his chosen area of interest.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Applications in Epidemiology
    • Biostatistics
    • Social and Cultural Perspectives in Public Health
    • Leadership Policy and Administration
    • Leadership Policy and Administration
    • Environmental and Occupational Health
    • US and Global Health Systems
    • Technological Applications in Public Health
    • Seminar in Public and Community Health
    • Health Program Planning and Evaluation
    • Health Program Planning and Evaluation
    • Research and Writing in Health
    • Research and Writing in Health

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    Academic Requirements

    • A baccalaureate degree or higher from a college or university regionally accredited in the United States or its equivalent from a school in another country.
    • In instances where a standardized test is required, official GRE (Graduate Record Examination)/MAT (Miller Analogies Test)/GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) score reports are required.
    • Recommendation for admission by the department, division or college offering the desired degree program. Please see individual department sections of this catalog for additional requirements.
    • Approval for admission by the Dean of the Graduate School.

    Tuition Fee

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      23704 USD/year
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    • National

      8928 USD/year
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    Living costs for Idaho Falls

    • 680 - 970 USD/month
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