Master's in Public Health
Christopher Seplaki, Ph.D.
The Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree program in the Department of Public Health Sciences is a 43-credit online/on-campus program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The MPH program has a long-standing tradition of training a diverse range of public health and health professionals in the skills needed to identify, prevent and solve community health problems. Upon completion of the MPH degree program in the Department of Public Health Sciences students will be able to:
- utilize concepts and theories of public health in addressing specific population health concerns;
- formulate and answer questions related to population health improvement among diverse populations, using quantitative and qualitative evidence; and
- work collaboratively to identify assets and problems, collect relevant data and devise and evaluate programs.
Our MPH program takes advantage of our unique setting within a leading School of Medicine with its clinical research resources and collaborative faculty. Active faculty research programs encompass a range of areas, including behavioral interventions, environmental health, global health, health policy and outcomes, maternal and child health, medical decision making, nutrition, and aging. Our MPH program draws students from a wide mix of disciplines and backgrounds, who learn and grow in an academic environment that nurtures innovative scientific inquiry, intellectual discussion, diversity, and both personal and professional development. Students completing the program will be well prepared for professional careers focused on public health practice and research in the public health and medical fields, as well as careers in private industry, government, and non-profit agencies.
The University of Rochester, Department of Public Health Sciences will provide a 40% tuition scholarship to full time Master’s students who register for and complete 12 or more credit hours per semester.
This MPH Program has two formats: the MPH Online format and the MPH Online/On-Campus Hybrid format. Both formats can be delivered entirely online and do not require any on-campus presence. Because both MPH program formats can be completed entirely online (i.e., there are no on-campus requirements in either format), international students are not eligible to obtain a visa for the MPH program of study, regardless of format.
The MPH Online Program format is delivered completely online and does not require any on-campus presence. The MPH Online program is ideal for international students, because it can be completed entirely remotely, with no required on-campus component.
The MPH Online/On-Campus Hybrid Program format can also be delivered completely online and does not require any on-campus presence. However, students in the MPH Online/On-Campus Hybrid program format will have an additional option for their Integrated Learning Experience (i.e., capstone) paper that includes on-campus (i.e., in-person) requirements, and they may also choose their two program elective courses from among our on-campus (i.e., in-person) elective course options, if they wish.
Which MPH Program format is right for me?
Students who do not wish to take advantage of our on-campus (i.e. in-person) offerings and instead wish to complete their entire MPH program of study entirely online should consider applying to our MPH Online Program format.
Students who may wish to take advantage of our on-campus (i.e., in-person) elective course options and an additional option for their Integrated Learning Experience (i.e. capstone) paper that includes on-campus (i.e., in-person) requirements should consider applying to our MPH Online/On-Campus Hybrid Program format.
Thus, the two formats available for our MPH program reflect alternative possible paths through the program but the requirements and credits (43) to complete the MPH program are the same regardless of format. Please remember that international students are not eligible to obtain a visa for either MPH program format. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at PHS_education@urmc.rochester.edu with any questions about our MPH Program.
University of Rochester is regionally accredited and is authorized by the Department of Education to provide online instruction in all states. Residents of the state of California and residents of China should contact us (PHS_education@urmc.rochester.edu) prior to submitting an application.
An electronic copy of our most recent CEPH self-study and the associated CEPH report are available upon request. Please send an email to the MPH Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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