The Department of Public Health offers advanced graduate degree programs leading to the Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Public Health. The degree programs in Public Health prepare a candidate to study and apply Public Health from a multidisciplinary approach. Applications are in the biomedical, health, and public health fields in the public and private arenas.
Programs of graduate study include five areas of concentration: Biostatistics, Community Health Education, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management. M.P.H., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs of study and research are planned on an individual basis between the student and the academic advisor. Courses are taken within the department. Please refer to the individual areas of concentration for more information on degree requirements and application procedures.
In addition, the Department offers a fully 100% Online M.P.H. degree in Public Health Practice for health care professionals working currently in the field, and a Worcester campus blended M.P.H. degree program. The Department also collaborates with the Center for Public Policy and Administration for a dual degree Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) and Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Policy and Management.
Our programs are fully accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health. We are one of four departments within the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, which is a member school in the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health.