Health professionals expand their knowledge base in public health, extend and sharpen their professional skills, broaden their perspective on public health problems, and prepare to assume a greater professional responsibility with the Public Health program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
M.P.H. degree candidates must complete a minimum of 42 credits of academic work, including an M.P.H. Practicum and an M.P.H. Culminating Experience. Candidates may enroll either full-time, in which case they should be able to complete degree requirements in two years, or part-time, in which case they are expected to complete degree requirements within three years of matriculation.
Interprofessional Education (IPE) Requirement
The SPHHS is committed to offering students Interprofessional Education experiences. Interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when two or more professions learn with, about, and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. In recognition of the importance of interprofessional collaborative practice in the workplace, accreditation bodies for multiple health professions, including public health, require students to engage in IPE as part of their educational programs.
The proven benefits of IPE and interprofessional teams include:
- Preparing students from different health professions to work in a collaborative team environment
- Fostering better health outcomes – higher quality patient care, lower healthcare costs, decreased lengths of inpatient stays, and reduced medical errors
- Building stronger health systems – more effective communication, higher levels of coordination in care, and better understanding of roles among health professionals
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- Health Politics and Policy
- Ethical Issues in Public Health
- Public Health and Childhood Obesity
- Comparative Healthcare Systems
- Global Health in the Developing World
- Application of Social and Behavioral Theories in Public Health Interventions
- 24 months
- 36 months
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Applications must be received by February 1st for the fall semester. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted on or before December 15.
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- Have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or a foreign equivalent.
- Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in their baccalaureate degree.
- Applicants need to submit an official report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); this is required if the applicant does not have a doctoral degree. Test scores must not be more than five years old.
- All master's degree applicants whose citizenship is not of the U.S. and/or whose native language is not English must obtain an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
- Applicants may also submit copies of any pertinent publications or reports that one has authored, which would be helpful in evaluating a candidate's potential for success in public health.
International20080 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10040 USD per semester during 24 months.
National20080 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10040 USD per semester during 24 months.
In-State9342 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4671 USD per semester during 24 months.
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