Welcome
Master of Public Health
Information Session
November 4, 2014
Presented by Sarah Harmon
Assistant Director
Admission
About YSPH
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About YSPH
• Numerous interdisciplinary research centers and programs,
including:
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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.
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M.P.H. Class Profile
Fall 2014 Class Profile
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Class Size:
153
Men/Women:
31% / 69%
Average Age:
25
Students of Color:
18%
International
Students:
23%
Schools Represented:
60
States Represented:
30
M.P.H. Overview
Degree Programs:
• Two-Year M.P.H.
• Advanced Professional M.P.H.
• Accelerated MBA/MPH in Health Care Management
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M.P.H. Overview
Two-Year M.P.H. Program
• Areas of study:
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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
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APMPH Overview
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:
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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
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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
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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).
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Regulatory Affairs Track
• Optional track; may be combined with any
department
• Four required courses
• Coursework covers complex issues involving:
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Food and drug law
Ethics
Clinical trials
Epidemiology
Risk analysis
Leadership and change management
Joint Degree Programs
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)
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Admission Criteria
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Standardized Test Scores - Take the exam as early as possible. (i.e. GRE,
MCAT, etc.)
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Personalized Statement of Purpose - Why you are applying and how do your
research interests “fit” with that particular area of study at YSPH?
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Official Transcripts - Transcripts will be required by SOPHAS from ALL courses
taken at any institution – this will include summer and non-degree coursework
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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.
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Resume or CV – Work, volunteer, and life experience relays your
understanding of and commitment to the profession.
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Application Deadline – January 15th
(we will begin to review completed applications in December)
Admission Criteria
Admission Criteria
Work Experience
Work/volunteer experience is helpful to applicants, particularly
direct experience in public health.
What experience is helpful?
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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.
Financial Aid
Applying for Aid:
• Complete YSPH financial aid application (March 1 deadline)
• Submit FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov) – Yale’s school code is 001426
* You will need a copy of your 2014 tax form if applying for the
2015-2016 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 [email protected]
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Financial Aid
Association of Schools &
Programs of Public
Health (ASPPH)
www.aspph.org/study/
financing-your-degree
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Helpful Websites
• www.sophas.org
• www.aspph.org
• www.apha.org FREE Public Health Visit Day
• www.ajph.org
• www.pfizercareerguides.com
• www.publichealthjobs.net
• www.pathwaystopublichealth.org
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Questions?
Contact Us
Mary G. Keefe, Director of Admissions
Sarah Harmon, Assistant Director of Admissions
publichealth.yale.edu
[email protected]
(203) 785-2844
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