Top 10 Reasons to Get Your MPH at the University of Rochester

  1. Solid grounding in research design with a broad offering of research method courses ranging from field epidemiology to qualitative methods.
  2. A community-base participatory approach to public health research that has resulted in long-standing relationships with community organizations.
  3. Our Community Health Program was ranked #2 in U.S. News & World Report in 2004 for Outstanding Community Service from the American Academy of Medical Colleges.
  4. One of only 6 medical centers nationally to house BOTH an NIH Clinical Translational Science Institute to support research that translates the findings of basic science into bedside practices and bedside practices into effective community programs, AND a CDC Prevention Research Center—The National Center for Deaf Health Research.
  5. Public Health Grand Rounds that generate dialogue between community public health professionals and academic investigators.
  6. Center for Community Health, a joint effort of the Monroe County Health Department and the University of Rochester aims to make Rochester the Healthiest Community in the U.S. by 2020.
  7. The Greater Rochester Area Tobacco Cessation Center (GRATCC) is housed in the Department of Public Health Sciences and provides opportunities for student research.
  8. Home to two other Master’s Programs—M.S. in Clinical Investigation and M.S. in Translational Research—and two Ph.D. programs—Ph.D. in Health Services Research and Ph.D. in Epidemiology. This results in classrooms with a diversity of students from medicine, psychology, economics, anthropology, and beyond.
  9. Monthly Epidemiology Journal Club.
  10. The City of Rochester! Rochester is in the heart of the Upstate New York Finger Lakes region with a host of recreational and entertainment activities; home to several professional sports franchises and several colleges and universities. Housing is affordable and the cost of living reasonable for students.

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