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Public Health Practice

Program | Faculty | Master's | Courses

Website: www.umass.edu/sphhs

Public Health Practice is a concentration under the Master of Public Health degree. As a completely online program, Public Health Practice offers a fully accredited Master’s degree in Public Health for health professionals anywhere in the world. Students are required to complete 42 credits for the online M.P.H. degree. Credit requirements are currently under review. Contact the Concentration Coordinator for the latest information. Further information is available at www.umass.edu/SPHHS or by contacting the program office at phonline@schoolph.umass.edu.

This program allows busy professionals to complete their degree by taking all courses online. There is no residency requirement.

In online courses, traditional classroom exchanges are replaced with online chats, discussions, and assignments of critical learning activities necessary for a contemporary public health workforce. The program attracts students from the public health sector as well as those interested in career development in public health practice. Current students live all over the world and work as doctors, nurses, dentists, administraters/managers, laboratory staff, environmental and pharmaceutical personnel, educators, optometrists, and veterinarians, among other fields.

Eligibility Requirements
Students must have a bachelor’s degree, an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75, three years of professional work experience in public health or health care, and be currently employed in public health or health care.

Admission Requirements
Students must submit a Graduate School application (with fee), a personal statement, GRE score report (unless holding a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or a foreign medical degree and ECFMG certification), original transcripts in duplicate, and two letters of recommendation.

Faculty
The faculty of the M.P.H. Program comes from the five core domains of public health in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences as well as from a field of national experts who have received appointments to the School. For the most current faculty listings, visit www.umass.edu/SPHHS.