University of California Berkeley Online MPH

University of California Berkeley Online MPH
School of Public Health

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 two-and-a-half years 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: social and behavioral science, environmental health, management of health services, epidemiology, and biostatistics. 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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Online MPH Program Information

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
Program Type Hybrid
Program Options Full-Time
Instruction Methods Includes two mandatory eight days on-campus experiences
Ineligible States for Students Maryland, Minnesota
Disclaimer Due to higher education regulation changes, UC Berkeley is unable to accept applications for admission to the Online Master of Public Health program from students residing in Maryland or Minnesota. For questions, please contact us at 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 Spring: October 1st
Summer: February 1st
Fall: May 1st

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General Masters In Public Health

Available Tracks Interdisciplinary MPH
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 sychronus class time required.

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