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Public Health, MPH

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Morgantown, WV, United States
A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from West Virginia University is a multidisciplinary professional degree focused on the application of science, research and theoretical knowledge toward the prevention of disease.
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Overview

The West Virginia University Master of Public Health program prepares students for promising careers providing evidence-based solutions to complex health issues. Graduates leave our program with the skills necessary to work in a variety of public health settings such as health departments, clinics, and federal agencies.

Learning outcomes

The program requires a variety of courses and experiences across these disciplines. MPH core courses provide students with an understanding of the breadth of public health, and departmental courses in each major allow students to apply various principles to specific disciplines.

Career

  • Data analyst
  • Epidemiologist
  • Research scientist
  • University or college instructor
  • Health educator
  • Health administrator
  • Consultant
  • Environmental specialist
  • Health program manager
  • Patient navigator

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy, Management and Leadership
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits

    30 credits/year

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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).

General Requirements

  • Applicants should review the admission requirements for the specific program in which they are interested. These are outlined in the WVU Graduate Catalog. Links are available on each of the program pages.
  • Applicants must apply via the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS).
  • Upon acceptance from SOPHAS, applicants must submit a WVU Graduate Application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4410 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Morgantown

  • 775 - 1290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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