DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH
Program Director, Public Health
- The CEPH-accredited MPH requires completion of 45 credits, including a clerkship (field experience) and capstone research project.
- The clerkship is a semester-long community experience that is completed locally, nationally, or abroad.
- The capstone research project applies research to some aspect of public health.
- The Certificate in Public Health requires completion of 18 credits, all of which can be applied to the MPH degree at a later time.
- Two 14-week and one 11-week terms per year, beginning in September and ending July 1, accommodate both part-time and full-time students.
- Classes are offered after 5:00 p.m. during the week to accommodate working adults.
o Part-time students can complete the program in two to four years.
- The One Year Plus option enables pre-professional and dual-degree students to complete all coursework for the MPH in ten months and to complete the capstone project the following year.
- Students can begin the program in September or January.
- Earned baccalaureate degree with approximate GPA of 3.0
- One of the following:
- Competitive score on the GRE or other graduate entrance examination
- Graduate degree or at least 9 credits of earned graduate coursework with grade of "B" or higher
- Current enrollment in a graduate clinical program (e.g., MD, MSN)
- GPA of 3.3 or higher and specified coursework with grade of "B" or higher from a Jefferson-affiliated college or university
- Competency in basic statistics (recommended)
- Previous professional or volunteer experience in a community health setting
- Completion of online application form
- Payment of $25 application fee
- Official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions attended
- Submission of TOEFL courses, if applicable
- GRE or equivalent
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview.
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