Prehealth

DaVinci's Man

Public Health

Description

Public Health is a multidisciplinary profession that focuses on prevention of disease and promotion of health in populations. The public health disciplines include health policy and management, health services administration, nutrition, biostatistics, epidemiology, oral health, family health, health education and communication, occupational safety and health, environmental health and international and global health.
Academy Health: Advancing Research, Policy and Practice
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
American Association of Public Health Dentistry
American Health Quality Association
American Journal of Public Health
American Public Health Association (APHA); Internships; Public Health Links; Student Assembly
Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) FAQ
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Bronx Careers in Health and Mentoring Program (BxCHAMP) Summer Public Health Internship Program
Careers in Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Columbia University Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Public Health Links
Drexel U. School of Public Health Opening the Doors for Diverse Populations to Health Disparities Research
Global Health Facts
Harvard School of Public Health Summer Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health
Harvard School of Public Health Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences
Healthy People 2020
History of Public Health InfoLinks
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP)
Johns Hopkins Public Health News Center
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA); Internships
Medscape Public Health and Prevention News
U. of Michigan School of Public Health Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)
U. of Michigan School of Public Health Health Management and Policy Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) for Undergraduate Students
Morehouse College Public Health Sciences Institute Project IMHOTEP Summer Internship Program
National Association of Community Health Centers
National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The Nation's Health: APHA Newspaper
Public Health Books
Public Health Career and Education Resources
Public Health Career FAQ
Public Health Career Mart
Public Health Careers Resource Center
Public Health Degree
Public Health FAQ
Public Health Foundation
Public Health InfoLinks
Public Health Institute
Society for Public Health Education
State Health Department Links
State Health Facts
Summer Programs Available at Schools of Public Health
This Is Public Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Student Opportunities
What Is Public Health?
World Health Organization (WHO)
Yale School of Public Health Information Sessions

Degree

MPH (Master's in Public Health), DrPH (Doctorate in Public Health)

Program Length

Approximately 2 years for master's degree programs.

Professional Schools' Organization

ASPH (Association of Schools of Public Health)
Accredited Schools of Public Health
Council of Accredited MPH Programs (CAMP)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
CEPH Accredited Schools and Graduate Programs of Public Health
Masters in Public Health Programs
MPH Programs List Schools
Public Health Graduate School Programs

Application Service

SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service)

Academic Admission Requirements

School specific and vary with specialty area, e.g., epidemiology requires science background where policy and management requires more background in management.

Admission Exam

GRE (Graduate Record Exam)

Personal Attributes & Experiences

Skills and competencies in the public health disciplines include analytic and assessment, policy development and program planning, communication, cultural competency, basic public health sciences, financial planning and management, leadership and an understanding of systems.

Recommendation Letters

Individual letters of support.