Application for this degree program is available through SOPHAS at www.sophas.org
The MPH degree is a way for clinicians to gain expertise in a particular public health area. The purpose of the MPH option for clinicians degree program is to prepare clinicians with the information and skills required to critically approach and explore issues surrounding healthcare with a broadened public health perspective. The traditional MPH degree program is 45-credits and the MPH option for clinicians degree is 42-credits. Three credits of elective coursework is reduced to account for the knowledge clinicians have regarding the biomedical basis of disease.
Clinicians eligible for the 42-credit degree option include clinicians who have completed an accredited undergraduate program in the U.S. or its equivalent -AND- are currently licensed as a “health care provider” in a U.S. state or territory. Health care providers include: doctor of medicine or osteopathy, podiatrist, dentist, physician assistant, chiropractor, clinical psychologist, optometrist, nurse practitioner, nurse-midwife, pharmacist, registered dietician, or clinical social worker who is authorized to practice by a State and is performing within the scope of their practice as defined by State law.
*The difference between the traditional MPH degree (45-credits) and the MPH option for clinicians (42-credits) is the elimination of one elective course (3 credits).
The competencies are informed by the traditional public health core knowledge areas, (biostatistics, epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, health services administration and environmental health sciences), as well as cross-cutting and emerging public health areas.
The MPH option for clinicians is available in all MPH concentrations and the competencies for each concentration of the MPH degree is listed on the School’s website at: https://sph.rutgers.edu/admissions/concentrations.html
Students may complete one or more Certificate programs alongside their MPH degree to further enhance their skills and expertise in a specialized area. No more than six (6) credits may be counted towards the curricular requirements for a degree and certificate program. Students who wish to request an internal certificate must complete and submit a Request for Internal Certificate form. The requested Certificate program will review the student's original admissions file and the student's transcript.