About This Program
The MHS is a one-year academic program designed for students who are interested in advancing their knowledge in one of the department’s content areas and strengthening their research and analytic skills. The program is especially well suited to students who wish to improve their potential for career advancement. Students choose one of four methodological approaches: demography; behavioral and social sciences; epidemiology or health services research and evaluation. The one-year curriculum is intended for students with one to two years of public health experience (two years preferred) to inform their area of research inquiry prior to entry into the program.
5 areas of interest
choose 1 as your focus
Research methods courses
choose 1 of 4 methodological approaches
of publishable quality based on secondary data analysis
What Can You Do With This Degree?
- Senior Monitoring and Evaluations Advisor
- Senior Technical Advisor
- Associate Director of Clinical Outcome Assessments
- Grants Management
- Public Health Advisor
- Public Health Consultant, Evaluator, Network Coordinator
- Director, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration
For general admissions requirements, please visit the How to Apply page. This specific program also requires:
Prior Work Experience
2 years of public health experience
A general-level biology or biological science course, an upper-level mathematics course (calculus and statistics recommended),
a social science course
Standardized Test Scores
Standardized test scores (GRE, MCAT) are optional for this program. The admissions committee will make no assumptions if a standardized test score is omitted from an application, but will require evidence of quantitative/analytical ability through other application components such as academic transcripts and/or supplemental questions. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all application components.
Tuition and Funding
Opportunities are available in the department for students to be Teaching Assistants or Research Assistants.
Questions about the program? We're happy to help.
Academic Program Administrator
Academic Program Manager