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The School of Public Health at the University of California (UC) Berkeley has designed an On-Campus/Online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree for working professionals, particularly those who are mid-career.
Essentially an interdisciplinary program with a multicultural perspective, the UC MPH program was developed in response to the known global shortage of trained public health professionals. There is also an on-campus option, and both the on-campus and hybrid program offer the same rigorous quality of education at one of the world’s top universities. The on-campus/online program takes 27 months to complete and includes two mandatory eight day on-campus experiences. This provides the opportunity to meet lecturers and professors, as well as other students, face-to-face. It is also when many UC Berkeley MPH graduates get to connect with employers who are specifically looking to employ graduates of the university’s MPH degree.
Overall, the UC MPH program has been designed to develop students’ understanding of the varied core areas of public health including the ability to specialize study in a number of areas: Health Policy and Management, Community Health Services, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Spatial Data Science and Global Health. It also prepares students to become public health leaders who will do all they can to encourage healthy behavior, prevent the spread of disease, develop programs to protect against environmental hazards, help communities that have been affected by disasters, and generally advocate for both accessibility and quality in health care.
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|Avg # of Acceptances||16%|
|Program Length||2 years with 1 campus visit each year (6 units [two classes] per semester)|
|GRE Information||required, but check for wavier qualifications|
|Tuition||Program fees (per unit): $1050; Berkeley Campus fee (per semester) $525.25; Document fee (1st semester only): $80; Nonrefundable application fee: $90|
|Instruction Methods||Includes two mandatory eight days on-campus experiences|
|Disclaimer||Two courses ”Health Policy and Management and the Interdisciplinary Seminar include one week of intensive on-campus instruction. This weeklong on-campus experience usually occurs in the month of June during your first year (Health Policy and Management) and again in June during your second year (Interdisciplinary Seminar).|
|Admission Deadlines||Fall 2020: May 1st |
Spring 2021: July 1st
|Available Tracks||Interdisciplinary MPH with Specializations|
|Field Education Requirements||110 hours of public health field practicum|
|Number of Credits Required||42 units|
|Disclaimers and Notes||An interdisciplinary curriculum that opens up a wide range of careers. Primarily an asynchronous experience with some sychronous class time required.|
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