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Public Health


Public Health is a multidisciplinary profession that focuses on prevention of disease and promotion of health in populations. The public health disciplines include health policy and management, health services administration, nutrition, biostatistics, epidemiology, oral health, family health, health education and communication, occupational safety and health, environmental health and international and global health.

American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD); American Association of Public Health Dentistry Foundation Scholarships
American Journal of Public Health
American Public Health Association (APHA); Internships and Fellowships; Student Assembly
Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL); APHL Conference, June 3-6, 2019; Laboratory Fellowships
Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Fellowships and Internships
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) Health Equity Internship Program
Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Ransdell Family Health Professions Readiness and Enrichment Program (HPREP)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) Internships and Fellowships in Public Health; CDC Public Health Associate Program (PHAP); CDC Undergraduate Student Internships in Public Health
City University of New York School of Public Health Virtual Admissions Information Chat Sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training (BEST) Diversity Program
Columbia University Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health Magazine
Funding for a Career in Public Health
Global Health Statistics and Facts
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Admissions Information Sessions and Virtual Information Sessions
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Fostering Advancement & Careers Through Enrichment Training in Science (FACETS) Summer Program
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Magazine
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Summer Internships in Biological Sciences in Public Health
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Summer Program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Summer Program in Epidemiology
Health, Science, and Society Concentration, Clark University
Healthy People 2020
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) for Undergraduates
Johns Hopkins Public Health News Center Public Health Blog
Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Internships
Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA)
Master of Health Science in Community and Global Health, Clark University
Masters in Public Health Programs
Medscape Public Health and Prevention News
Morehouse College Public Health Sciences Institute Project IMHOTEP Summer Internship Program
MPH Programs
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC); NACHC Community Health Institute (CHI) Conference, August 18-20, 2019
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO); NACCHO Internships
National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH); NALBOH Conference, August 14-16, 2019
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
New York City Health Department Health Research Training Program (HRTP) Public Health Internship Program
Popular Public Health Books
Profiles in Public Health
Public Health Blogs
Public Health Career Guide
Public Health Career Learning Center
Public Health Careers Guide
Public Health Degrees and Careers
Public Health Education and Careers Guide
Public Health Foundation
Public Health Grants and Scholarships
Public Health Institute
Public Health Internship Search
Public Health Online
Public Health Overview
Public Health Professional Career Information
Public Health Program Recruitment Events
Public Health Student Resources and Tools
Public Health Training Opportunities
Scholarships and Grants
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE); SOPHE Internship
State Health Departments
State Health Facts
10 Things to Know Before You Apply
The Nation's Health: APHA Newspaper
This Is Public Health
United States Department of Health and Human Services
United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Student Opportunities and Training
University of Arizona College of Public Health Graduate Admissions Events
University of Michigan School of Public Health Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)
University of Michigan School of Public Health Health Management and Policy Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) for Undergraduate Students
University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Post-Bachelor Fellowship
What Is Public Health?
World Health Organization (WHO)
Yale School of Public Health Information Sessions


MPH (Master's in Public Health), DrPH (Doctorate in Public Health)

Program Length

Approximately 2 years for master's degree programs.

Professional Schools' Organization

ASPPH (Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health)
Academic Program Finder
Association of Accredited Public Health Programs (AAPHP); AAPHP Student Research Scholarships
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH); CEPH Degree Program Search; Accredited Schools and Programs List
MPH Schools and Programs
Public Health Graduate School Programs
Public Health Program Ranking

Application Service

SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service)

Academic Admission Requirements

School specific and vary with specialty area, e.g., epidemiology requires science background where policy and management requires more background in management.

Admission Exam

GRE (Graduate Record Exam)

Personal Attributes & Experiences

Skills and competencies in the public health disciplines include analytic and assessment, policy development and program planning, communication, cultural competency, basic public health sciences, financial planning and management, leadership and an understanding of systems.

Recommendation Letters

Individual letters of support.