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Public Health


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); Annual Meeting, November 15-19, 2014; Internships and Fellowships; Student Assembly
Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Fellowships and Internships
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Bronx Careers in Health and Mentoring Program (BxCHAMP) Summer Public Health Internship Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); CDC Student Oppportunities in Public Health; CDC Public Health Association Program (PHAP)
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Virtual Chat Sessions, October 8-31, 2014
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 Internships in Biological Sciences in Public Health
Harvard School of Public Health Summer Program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology
Healthy People 2020
History of Public Health InfoLinks
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) for Undergraduates
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)
National Public Health Week, April 6-12, 2015
The Nation's Health: APHA Newspaper
Popular Public Health Books
Profiles in Public Health
Public Health Career and Education Resources
Public Health Career Mart
Public Health Careers Resource Center
Public Health Degree
Public Health Foundation
Public Health InfoLinks
Public Health Institute
Public Health Overview
Public Health Program Recruitment Events
Society for Public Health Education
SOPHAS Public Health Schools and Programs Virtual Fair, November 5 and 7, 2014
State Health Department Links
State Health Facts
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 and Training
What Is Public Health?
World Health Organization (WHO)
Yale School of Public Health Information Sessions


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

Program Length

Approximately 2 years for master's degree programs.

Professional Schools' Organization

ASPPH (Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health)
Academic Program Finder
Association of Accredited Public Health Programs (AAPHP)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
CEPH Degree Program Search
Masters in Public Health Programs
MPH Schools and Programs
Public Health Graduate School Programs

Application Service

SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service)
Participating Institutions
Nonparticipating Institutions
SOPHAS Webinars

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.