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Master of Public Health Degree with a concentration in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or Health Behavior and Health Promotion. The nation's transition to a new healthcare delivery model means that professionals with expertise in prevention and community-based research will be critical to ensuring adequate healthcare for all and for improving the health of the nation. The MUSC Master of Public Health degrees with concentrations in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or Health Behavior and Health Promotion will prepare the next generation of public health scientists and will help students develop expertise, research presence, and practice opportunities in population health and prevention.
- Completion of undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0.
- Competitive GRE scores (this requirement may be waived for applicants who have already earned an advanced degree)
- Completion of online MUSC university application. Click on ‘apply now’ below. Applicants must be a United States citizen or be a Permanent Resident of the U.S.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation at least one from a faculty member who can attest to their academic caliber.
- A two page essay addressing career goals and chosen area of concentration in the MPH program.
- A strong math background is required for all three concentrations.
About the Program
Each MPH degree requires the completion of a total of 45 credit hours including coursework in the core concentration, along with an internship and a capstone project. The degree can be completed in 4 semesters!
Internship- Complete 180 hours of field placement in a comprehensive public health setting in the chosen concentration with a local or regional sites. Internship sites include hospitals, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and pharmaceutical companies.
Capstone Project- A professional paper or report which is the culmination of the internship experience.
About Public Health Science
Future projections show that professionals with expertise in prevention and community-based research will be critical to ensuring adequate healthcare for all and for improving the health of the nation. MPH students will learn how to evaluate the status of the health of diverse populations, and will develop and implement sound plans and strategies to improve population health. Potential Job Opportunity areas include:
- Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use Cessation, and Mental Health
- Capacity Building and Sustainability
- Chronic, and Communicable Disease Prevention
- Environmental Health
- Global Health
- Healthy Communities
- Public Health Systems, Services and Research
- Technology and Innovation
- Women, Youth and Children’s Health