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​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.
​Degree​MPH (Master’s in Public Health), DrPH (Doctorate in Public Health)
​Program Length​Approximately 2 years for master’s degree programs
​Professional Schools’ OrganizationA​SPPH (Association of Schools of Public Health)
http://www.aspph.org
​Application Service​SOPHAS. Some school specific applications
http://www.sophas.org
​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)
http://www.gre.org
​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.
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