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1 Welcome Master of Public Health Information Session November 4, 2014 Presented by Sarah Harmon Assistant Director Admission Master of Public Health Information Session November 4, 2014 Presented by Sarah Harmon Assistant Director Admission

2 About YSPH 2

3 Numerous interdisciplinary research centers and programs, including: - Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) - Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) - Center for Perinatal, Pediatric & Environmental Epidemiology - Cancer Prevention and Control Program (Yale Cancer Center) - Emerging Infections Program - Global Health Initiative - Global Health Leadership Institute - Yale Program on Aging Allows students to expand on classroom learning and connect with leading experts in the field. 3

4 M.P.H. Class Profile 4 Fall 2014 Class Profile Class Size:153 Men/Women:31% / 69% Average Age:25 Students of Color:18% International Students: 23% Schools Represented:60 States Represented:30

5 M.P.H. Overview Degree Programs: Two-Year M.P.H. Advanced Professional M.P.H. Accelerated MBA/MPH in Health Care Management 5

6 M.P.H. Overview Two-Year M.P.H. Program Areas of study: - Biostatics - Chronic Disease Epidemiology - Environmental Health Sciences - Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases - Health Care Management - Health Policy - Social and Behavioral Sciences 20 course units (4 semesters) Summer internship Master’s thesis or capstone course 6

7 APMPH Overview 7 Advanced Program M.P.H. Program Requires a doctoral-level degree in a field related to public health or be a third year medical student. Intensive 11-month program (typically begins in July) Students concentrate in one of six tracks: - Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology - Global Health - Health Policy - Social and Behavioral Sciences - Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Preventive Medicine Core courses completed in seven-week curriculum (summer) No summer internship or Master’s thesis

8 Accelerated MBA/MPH Accelerated MBA/MPH in Health Care Management First of its kind in the U.S. Earn MBA and MPH in 22 months Complete coursework in management and public health Must apply and be accepted to both the School of Management and the School of Public Health 14 course units completed at YSPH Summer internship in the health care industry 8

9 Global Health Concentration Optional concentration; may be combined with any department Students complete four global health courses Participate in two terms of the Global Health Seminar Complete global health internship (international or domestic) Global health-related thesis or relevant capstone experience (as determined by department). 9

10 Regulatory Affairs Track Optional track; may be combined with any department Four required courses Coursework covers complex issues involving: - Food and drug law - Ethics - Clinical trials - Epidemiology - Risk analysis - Leadership and change management 10

11 Joint Degree Programs 11 Joint Degree Programs (3 semesters, 15 courses in residence required at a minimum) Yale BA-BS/MPH Program Yale Divinity School (3 years) Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (3 years) Yale Law School (4 years) Yale School of Management (3 years) Yale School of Medicine (5 years) Yale School of Nursing (3 or 4 years) Yale Physician Associate Program (39 months) The MacMillan Center (GSAS) International and Development Economics Program (GSAS)

12 Admission Criteria Standardized Test Scores - Take the exam as early as possible. (i.e. GRE, MCAT, etc.) Personalized Statement of Purpose - Why you are applying and how do your research interests “fit” with that particular area of study at YSPH? Official Transcripts - Transcripts will be required by SOPHAS from ALL courses taken at any institution – this will include summer and non-degree coursework Letters of Recommendation – We require three. If you have been out of school for less than three years, at least one must be academic (someone you took graded courses from). Your recommenders should be able to speak to your academic and research abilities, know your past experience and future goals, and provide examples of your unique qualities. Resume or CV – Work, volunteer, and life experience relays your understanding of and commitment to the profession. Application Deadline – January 15th (we will begin to review completed applications in December)

13 Admission Criteria

14 Work Experience Work/volunteer experience is helpful to applicants, particularly direct experience in public health. What experience is helpful? Volunteer work Community service Research in public health related field Demonstration of leadership Demonstration of a commitment to public health Shadowing or working with public health professionals Demonstration of a clear understanding of public health in the statement of purpose and objectives.

15 Financial Aid Applying for Aid: Complete YSPH financial aid application (March 1 deadline) Submit FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov) – Yale’s school code is www.fafsa.ed.gov * You will need a copy of your 2014 tax form if applying for the academic year. Types of Aid: Federal vs. Institutional Aid Merit vs. Need Aid Apply Early! FAFSA will be available in early January. Questions? Contact Andre Massiah at 15

16 Financial Aid Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) financing-your-degree 16

17 Helpful Websites FREE Public Health Visit Day

18 Questions? Contact Us Mary G. Keefe, Director of Admissions Sarah Harmon, Assistant Director of Admissions publichealth.yale.edu (203)


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