The MPH degree in Public Health Practice for Health Professionals provides clinicians with an in-depth understanding of practice-oriented public health disciplines. The curriculum provides sufficient knowledge of program evaluation and epidemiological methods to allow effective participation in interdisciplinary public health efforts.
This concentration trains health professionals to develop a specialized skillset in understanding epidemiology to realize current disease patterns and impact health outcomes through preventative program planning efforts, in-depth program evaluations, and appropriate communication of their findings.
Students enrolled in this program can begin their coursework in both the fall and spring semesters. Most courses are offered in-person and with some courses offered remotely or online.
To be eligible for this program, health professionals must have completed an accredited undergraduate program in the United States or its equivalent, are currently licensed as a health care provider in the United States or its territory, and fulfill eligibility requirements for the MPH Degree Option for Clinicians.* Applicants who are Preventive Medicine Residents must have already been accepted as a resident at New Jersey Medical School.
*The MPH in Public Health Practice for Health Professionals concentration is only available to students who are also eligible for the MPH Degree Option for Clinicians. However, MPH Degree Option for Clinician students may pursue any Rutgers School of Public Health MPH Concentration.
Each concentration identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.
Upon graduation, a student completing the MPH curriculum in Public Health Practice for Health Professionals will be able to:
Students seeking the MPH in Public Health Practice for Health Professionals degree must complete 42 credits* of academic work with a minimum GPA of least 3.0; earn no more than six (6) credits bearing grades less than “B,” and complete the degree requirements within six years. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted and semester when each course is typically offered is noted parentheses. Students should review the Forward Schedule for long-term course planning and the Course Schedule for each semester to determine when, where, and how a course is offered.