Choosing a Health Profession
Allied Health Program
How to Prepare
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Public health practitioners help identify, solve, and prevent community health problems; they also promote public awareness of health maintenance. Public health areas include: health services administration, public health practice and program management, biostatistics, epidemiology, nutrition, biomedical and laboratory practice, health education, environmental sciences, occupational safety and health, and international public health. A publication entitled Reach, produced by the Association of Schools of Public Health, provides an overview of the public health field. Also, beneficial is a visit to Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Applications for public health graduate programs are submitted online through the School of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS), the only centralized application service for students applying to public health schools. SOPHAS offers students a convenient way to research and apply to multiple pharmacy schools with a single online application. 42 out of the 50 CEPH accredited schools of public health participate in SOPHAS. In general, a student applies during the fourth undergraduate year. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or another standardized test is required for admission.
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