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Public Health with emphasis in Health Promotion and Policy, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #551 (QS) , MO, | Online
Public health is an exciting field of work dedicated to protecting and improving the health and well-being of communities, particularly those seen as the most vulnerable. While a doctor treats people who are sick, public health practitioners try to prevent people from getting sick or hurt in the first place, and promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors. 

About

This program combines a thorough knowledge of behavior change theory and program planning and evaluation with valuable knowledge of how policy decisions are influenced and made. Particularly attractive to students with undergraduate degrees in psychology, social work, political science, communications and other related fields.  Public Health graduates can work in numerous sub-disciplines such as epidemiology or disease tracking, biostatistics, health education, environmental health, health policy, or disaster preparedness. For example, graduates may develop health education materials or health education curricula for communities, hospitals or health agencies. In positions at local health departments graduates may work in teams to track emerging diseases, develop and administer HIV testing programs, or identify and address health disparities. They also may work in industry or academia researching public health problems and solutions. Graduates also may help develop policy briefs for public health agencies, assist in the development and implementation of disaster management policies and plans, or track and address environmental public health concerns. The opportunities for rewarding careers in public health are as diverse as public health itself.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Principles of Public Health
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Statistical Methods in the Health Sciences
  • Research Methods in Public Health
  • Human Health and the Environment
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
  • Public Health Internship
  • Public Policy Processes and Strategies
  • Health Care in the United States
  • Topics in Public Health
  • Health Program Design and Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Personal data sheet (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Unofficial copies of your transcripts of coursework from all universities, colleges, and/or technical schools you’ve attended in the past
  • Personal essay
  • Resume or CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • GRE score report
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11252 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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