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The mission of MPH@Simmons is to train public health leaders who are committed and prepared to work concertedly toward health equity locally, nationally, and globally. We strive to reduce entrenched health inequities by addressing the socio-structural determinants of health, often situated in historical systems of racism and other forms of oppression, through innovative education, interdisciplinary collaboration, applied research and practice, community mobilization, and health advocacy.
Our vision is a world in which all individuals and communities, regardless of identity, location or circumstance, are assured fair and equitable opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being.
The program covers the traditional core areas of public health:
Health Policy/Health Services
The concept of health equity, as well as practice-based strategies for addressing population health, is woven throughout the curriculum. In addition, students in the MPH@Simmons program may choose from a range of interdisciplinary electives to tailor the program to fit their specific needs and interests.
Health Equity Change Project
Completed during the final two terms of the program, the Health Equity Change Project combines the practice and culminating experiences required of MPH degree recipients into a single opportunity. Through this applied learning project, students will create, implement, and evaluate a public health program or campaign focused on improving health equity in their own community.
In-Person Immersion Experiences
Students in the MPH@Simmons program are required to participate in two in-person learning experiences called immersions. Immersions offer students the opportunity to gain hands-on public health experience within different cultures and contexts nationally and globally.
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|Program Length||21 Months|
|Admission Deadline||April 2017 Priority Deadline: Jan. 24, 2017; Final Application Deadline: March 8, 2017. Classes begin April 17th, 2017. July 2017 Priority Deadline: April 25, 2017, Final App Deadline: June 7, 2017 Classes begin July 17, 2017. October 2017 Priority Deadline: July 18, 2017, Final App deadline: Aug. 30, 2017. Classes begin Oct 9, 2017|
|GRE Information||GRE Required: No GRE Additional Considerations: Applicants may submit their test scores if they desire, but the GRE is not required.|
|Tuition||Tuition for 2016-2017 academic year is $1,374 per credit hour, $150 Activity Fee, this does not include the cost of books. It is expected that subsequent years may have moderate increase.|
|Program Structure||MPH@Simmons uses a blend of live, online classes and self-paced content to ensure a high-quality learning experience and full mastery of the curriculum.|
|Instruction Methods||Students are required to complete 45 credits of coursework to graduate from this program. This program consists of seven 11-week terms. 36 Core Credits, 6 Elective Credits and 3 immersion credits.|
|Ineligible States for Students||Please request information from Admissions.|
|Disclaimer||“At this time, Simmons Online MPH program is only open to Resident, US Citizens. Completion of at least one college-level math course (statistics preferred) with a course grade of B or higher (course GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale). MPH@Simmons applicants may be eligible to take advantage of scholarships and loan forgiveness programs that can help offset some of the costs of the program. Candidates may want to consider applying for loan forgiveness through one of the following programs: Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Indian Health Service (IHS) Loan Repayment Program.|
|Available Tracks||Master of Public Health Program|
|Field Education Requirements||6 credit hours|
|Number of Credits Required||45 credit hours|
|Disclaimers and Notes||The program covers the traditional core areas of public health: Epidemiology Biostatistics Health Policy/Health Services Environmental Health Social/Behavioral Health|
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