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Upcoming Priority Deadlines for Graduate Programs in Public Health

The priority deadline for various graduate programs in public health at the Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences is March 1, 2021. These programs, all accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, include the:

The department has also implemented the Resiliency Scholarship for a graduate student who is pursuing a 45-credit M.P.H. or M.S.P.H. in summer or fall 2021. The purpose of the full-tuition scholarship—valued at $97,650—is to foster innovative thinking in public health research and practice, as well as support resilient students in their efforts to address community or global public health issues through their graduate studies. Applicants must submit a SOPHAS application by the priority deadline of March 1, before applying to the scholarship. 

The department also offers opportunities for students to work as part-time graduate, research, and teaching assistants.

For inquiries about admissions or the scholarship program, contact Ms. Andria Williams, M.B.A., director of admissions, at (305) 243-0291 or alw157@med.miami.edu, or Ms. Ginelle Bou Nassar, M.P.A., senior program coordinator for admissions, at (305) 243-7246 or gxb557@med.miami.edu.

Learn more about the requirements to apply for the graduate programs on SOPHAS and on the Department of Public Health Sciences’ website.

About the Graduate Programs in Public Health

The M.P.H., a two-year professional program, is for students who seek a broad, general academic experience in public health. The 45-credit program provides students with a comprehensive education in areas of knowledge that are basic to public health. These include biostatistics, environment and public health, epidemiology and population health sciences, health services policy and research, as well as prevention science and community health. Depending on their academic and professional goals, students may focus on a specific area of study by selecting grouped electives.  

While the accelerated M.P.H. program has the same requirements as the regular M.P.H. program, the accelerated option can be completed in one year. The program is an intensive, lock-step program for highly competitive applicants. It is ideal for health care professionals, pre-health students, as well as physicians who are seeking public health training in a reduced timeframe.

The two-year M.S.P.H. program is designed for students who wish to prepare for further study at the doctoral level or to prepare for research or technical positions in government, industry, academia, or private institutions. While studies also include education in areas of knowledge that are basic to public health, the courses have an additional emphasis on advanced methods and quantitative analysis skills. The 45-credit program culminates with a thesis requirement.

Published on February 11, 2021