A defining characteristic of the area of public health is its focus on population groups rather than individuals. Public health professionals are concerned with the health of communities, relying heavily on collaboration with local, state, and national entities to improve the health status of their targeted populations. With the current interest in health care reform, bioterrorism and preparedness, concerns over managed care, and other factors impacting the nation’s health care system, the need for highly trained public health professionals is increasing.
The MPH degree is designed to meet the needs of recent baccalaureate graduates planning careers in public health and related professions. Current public health and clinical practitioners wanting to increase their knowlege of population-based issues seek this degree. Because of the breadth of the public health profession, an applicant with a bachelor’s degree in any major field will be considered for admission to the program. However, an educational background that includes a conceptual knowledge of anatomy and physiology will offer the student more flexibility in the selection of an area of concentration.
The DrPH is a terminal professional degree preparing graduates for public health senior leadership positions. To be eligible for admission to the DrPH an applicant must have a Master of Public Health, a Master of Science in Public Health, or an equivalent degree. Examples of equivalent degrees are programs related to public health, such as the Master of Arts in Communications, Master of Health Administration or the Master of Science in Nursing. Other Master’s degrees may be appropriate, and inquiries should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. All applicants must have coursework equivalent to the five core courses in the MPH curriculum. Those applications not meeting the preparation requirements will be evaluated on an individual basis.
|CV Upload Required||Yes|
|Personal Statement Upload Required||Yes|
|Writing Sample Upload Required||Yes|
|GRE or GMAT||GRE|
|Spring App Deadline||Applications not accepted.|
|Summer App Deadline||Applications not accepted.|
|Fall App Deadline||April 1|
|Number of Recommendations||3 Letters of Recommendation.|
Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.
201D Gillis Building
Dr. Corrine Williams
Director of Graduate Studies
College of Public Healthcorrine.williams@.uky.edu
College of Public Health
111 Washington Avenue
Lexington, KY 40536
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