The proposed Biomedical Sciences/Public Health program from Rutgers University accomplishes several desirable goals for students interested in careers in biomedical science, clinical medicine and dentistry or public health. Many students who follow a program in basic biomedical science find themselves drawn to a career in the pharmaceutical, academic or public policy areas that involve public health issues. Similarly, some students who gain a degree in public health discover that they have inadequate preparation in the basic biomedical sciences. This dual degree program allows students to gain expertise in the fields of biomedical science and public health and thus produces graduates able to solve problems common to both fields and communicate effectively with the respective professional workforces.
Examples of the potential value of this program include public health workers who understand the molecular biology of a pathogen who will be in a better position to analyze effective measures to help control the pathogen. Likewise, basic research scientists, working in an academic, pharmaceutical or biotech environment who understand the epidemiology of a pathogen will be in a better position to design experiments to critically assess ways of immobilizing or destroying the pathogen.
Goals of the Program
Public health officials trained in this program will be academically grounded in biomedical science and will be better prepared to address the complex problems facing the public health workforce in New Jersey and in the nation. The program also benefits students interested in clinical careers by simultaneously preparing them for professional school while broadening their knowledge in public health, with the desired outcome of producing clinicians who are well trained in public health. It also allows students unsure of their career goals to explore their strengths and interests in basic science research and public health as they plan their professional paths.
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- Health Care Systems and Policy
- Principles of Epidemiology
- Introduction to Environmental Health
- Introduction to Biostatistics
- Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences
- Fundamentals of Cellular Biology
- Seminar in Biomedical Sciences
- Research in Biomedical Sciences
- Education and Behavioral Science in Public
- 30 months
- 60 months
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DisciplinesPublic Health Natural Sciences View 800 other Masters in Public Health in United States
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university is required. Applicants are encouraged to have completed college courses in biology, physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. Courses in calculus and physical chemistry are recommended for students with strong interests in the physiological and biochemical sciences. Master's students intending on subsequently applying to medical or dental programs should have already satisfied any specific academic requirements of those programs.
International1301 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1301 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
National1301 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1301 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
In-State868 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 868 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
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