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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.

American Association of Public Health Dentistry
American Journal of Public Health
American Public Health Association (APHA); Internships and Fellowships; Student Assembly
Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Fellowships; Internships
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Bronx Careers in Health and Mentoring Program (BxCHAMP) Summer Public Health Internship Program
Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Healthcare Professionals Readiness and Enrichment Program (H-PREP)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); CDC Student Opportunities in Public Health; CDC Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)
City University of New York School of Public Health Virtual Admissions Information Chat Sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training (BEST) Diversity Program
Columbia University Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Public Health Links
Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
Drexel U. School of Public Health Opening the Doors for Diverse Populations to Health Disparities Research
Global Health Facts
Guide to Public Health Careers
Harvard School of Public Health Panel Discussion on Careers in Biostatistics, December 1, 2015
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
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)
New York City Health Department Health Research Training Program (HRTP) Public Health Internship Program
Popular Public Health Books
Profiles in Public Health
Public Health Blog
Public Health Career Mart
Public Health Careers
Public Health Careers Resource Center
Public Health Degree
Public Health Degrees
Public Health Foundation
Public Health InfoLinks
Public Health Institute
Public Health Online
Public Health Overview
Public Health Program Recruitment Events
Public Health Training Opportunities
Scholarships and Grants
Society for Public Health Education
State Health Department Links
State Health Facts
10 Things to Know Before You Apply
The Nation's Health: APHA Newspaper
This Is Public Health
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Open House, December 4, 2015
United States Department of Health and Human Services
United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Student Opportunities and Training
University of Arizona College of Public Health Graduate Admissions Events
University of Michigan School of Public Health Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)
University of Michigan School of Public Health Health Management and Policy Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) for Undergraduate Students
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health Prospective Students Chat Sessions, August 21 - December 31, 2015
University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Post-Bachelor Fellowship
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
Public Health Program Ranking

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.