College of Public Health

Public Health- Graduate

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Dr. Corrine Williams

Director of Graduate Studies

College of Public Health

College of Public Health

111 Washington Avenue

Lexington, KY 40536

Program website

859-257-5678

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. 

Master of Public Health Program Description

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.

Doctor of Public Health Program Description

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.

Public Health Master's (MPH) or Doctoral (DrPH) Degree - Application Requirementsegree

Public Health Master's (MPH) or Doctoral (DrPH) Degree - Application Requirments
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.

 

 

Admissions Officer Contact Information

Maureen Barker

201D Gillis Building
859-257-7129
maureen.barker@uky.edu


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Dr. Corrine Williams

Director of Graduate Studies

College of Public Health

College of Public Health

111 Washington Avenue

Lexington, KY 40536

859-257-5678

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