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Educational Programs

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Our graduate programs are designed to actively prepare graduates for careers in public health, health services research, epidemiology, and clinical research. These programs take advantage of a unique setting within a leading School of Medicine and afford the opportunity for intensive, advanced training including theoretical and practice-based learning. Our programs draw students from a wide mix of disciplines and backgrounds. Students accumulate real-world skills, including critical thinking, community engagement, communication, problem-solving, and data management and analysis. The programs combine active training in modern research methods with innovative educational approaches designed for today’s adult learner. Each program seeks to train practitioners and scientists who are prepared to excel and lead in the ever-changing public health and clinical research environment.

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.

Starting in Fall 2020, the MPH Online program will be delivered completely online. Students who 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.

What Our Students Are Saying

"Being right next to the medical center is a huge asset, I think, to the program. You get to connect with real-life projects and people that are working in public health."

"There’s a lot of time to spend with professors, with your fellow students who are going through the same experience you are, but it’s very intimate. You get to know each other personally and academically."

Graduate Handbook

Master's Programs Fact Sheet - Download Now

Roles and Responsibilities of Supervisors and Graduate Students

URMC Guidelines to Assure a Professional and Respectful Learning Environment

Please feel free to contact individual instructors for any course-specific questions you may have or contact our Graduate Programs Administrator at: