Master of Public Health

Description

The nation's transition to a new healthcare delivery model means that professionals with expertise in prevention and community-based research will be critical to ensuring adequate healthcare for all and for improving the health of the nation. The MPH degrees in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Behavior and Health Promotion will prepare the next generation of public health scientists and will help students develop expertise, research presence, and practice opportunities in population health and prevention. Students in the MPH Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Behavior and Health Promotion programs will also learn how to evaluate the status of the health of diverse populations and to develop sound plans and strategies to implement health initiatives to improve population health. 

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Master of Public Health in Biostatistics

Master of Public Health in Epidemiology

Master of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Promotion


Master of Public Health in Biostatistics

Description

The nation's transition to a new healthcare delivery model means that professionals with expertise in prevention and community-based research will be critical to ensuring adequate healthcare for all and for improving the health of the nation. The MPH degrees in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Behavior and Health Promotion will prepare the next generation of public health scientists and will help students develop expertise, research presence, and practice opportunities in population health and prevention. Students in the MPH Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Behavior and Health Promotion programs will also learn how to evaluate the status of the health of diverse populations and to develop sound plans and strategies to implement health initiatives to improve population health. 

Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. A preferred minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Three letters of reference from previous instructors or supervisors.
  • The general GRE test is no longer required. However, applicants are still strongly encouraged to submit official GRE scores. Official scores can be sent directly to MUSC using code 5407.
  • A strong preference is given to students who have earned a minimum grade of B in statistics or Calculus and A in Algebra or College Algebra. For the Biostatistics concentration, successful applicants should have demonstrated competence in single and multivariable calculus. Successful completion of Probability and Statistics is considered favorably for the Biostatistics concentration but is not required.
  • A 1,000 word personal statement essay is required as part of the application. Topic instructions are included in the application.

International Applicants

International applicants may apply.  For more information please visit MUSC’s International Student Admission page.

Application Process

In addition to the application itself, the applicant must provide supplemental materials specific to the program to which he or she is applying. These forms are available in PDF format within the application and are also sent through email once an application is submitted. Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from every post-secondary school attended, and all materials must be received by the application deadline.

Use of Marijuana and/or CBD Products

Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug and is illegal to purchase in South Carolina. Apart from a narrow and limited scope of codified/documented medical exceptions, it is illegal for individuals to use marijuana/tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)  in South Carolina. Although cannabidiol (CBD) products may be purchased and used in South Carolina, please be aware that CBD products may contain higher levels of THC than represented on packaging and use of CBD products can result in a positive drug screen for THC/marijuana.  Be aware that current drug testing methods cannot accurately ascertain the origins of THC metabolites (i.e., whether from marijuana or CBD products). Your academic program has the authority to conduct random and/or scheduled drug testing; if your test result is reported as positive for THC metabolites (even if you only used a CBD product), your ability to be accepted into the program, progress in the program, and/or successfully complete the program may be negatively impacted.  

Application Deadlines

Start Term Application Type Available Deadline
Fall 2021  Regular Dec 1, 2020 June 1, 2021
Fall 2022  Regular Dec 1, 2021 March 1, 2022
Fall 2022  Extended March 2, 2022 June 1, 2022

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Master of Public Health in Epidemiology

Description

The nation's transition to a new healthcare delivery model means that professionals with expertise in prevention and community-based research will be critical to ensuring adequate healthcare for all and for improving the health of the nation. The MPH degrees in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Behavior and Health Promotion will prepare the next generation of public health scientists and will help students develop expertise, research presence, and practice opportunities in population health and prevention. Students in the MPH Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Behavior and Health Promotion programs will also learn how to evaluate the status of the health of diverse populations and to develop sound plans and strategies to implement health initiatives to improve population health. 

Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. A preferred minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Three letters of reference from previous instructors or supervisors.
  • The general GRE test is no longer required. However, applicants are still strongly encouraged to submit official GRE scores. Official scores can be sent directly to MUSC using code 5407.
  • A strong preference is given to students who have earned a minimum grade of B in statistics or Calculus and A in Algebra or College Algebra.
  • A 1,000 word personal statement essay is required as part of the application. Topic instructions are included in the application.

International Applicants

International applicants may apply.  For more information please visit MUSC’s International Student Admission page.

Application Process

In addition to the application itself, the applicant must provide supplemental materials specific to the program to which he or she is applying. These forms are available in PDF format within the application and are also sent through email once an application is submitted. Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from every post-secondary school attended, and all materials must be received by the application deadline.

Use of Marijuana and/or CBD Products

Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug and is illegal to purchase in South Carolina. Apart from a narrow and limited scope of codified/documented medical exceptions, it is illegal for individuals to use marijuana/tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)  in South Carolina. Although cannabidiol (CBD) products may be purchased and used in South Carolina, please be aware that CBD products may contain higher levels of THC than represented on packaging and use of CBD products can result in a positive drug screen for THC/marijuana.  Be aware that current drug testing methods cannot accurately ascertain the origins of THC metabolites (i.e., whether from marijuana or CBD products). Your academic program has the authority to conduct random and/or scheduled drug testing; if your test result is reported as positive for THC metabolites (even if you only used a CBD product), your ability to be accepted into the program, progress in the program, and/or successfully complete the program may be negatively impacted.  

Application Deadlines

Start Term Application Type Available Deadline
Fall 2021  Regular Dec 1, 2020 June 1, 2021
Fall 2022  Regular Dec 1, 2021 March 1, 2022
Fall 2022  Extended March 2, 2022 June 1, 2022

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Master of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Description

The nation's transition to a new healthcare delivery model means that professionals with expertise in prevention and community-based research will be critical to ensuring adequate healthcare for all and for improving the health of the nation. The MPH degrees in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Behavior and Health Promotion will prepare the next generation of public health scientists and will help students develop expertise, research presence, and practice opportunities in population health and prevention. Students in the MPH Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Behavior and Health Promotion programs will also learn how to evaluate the status of the health of diverse populations and to develop sound plans and strategies to implement health initiatives to improve population health. 

Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. A preferred minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Three letters of reference from previous instructors or supervisors.
  • The general GRE test is no longer required. However, applicants are still strongly encouraged to submit official GRE scores. Official scores can be sent directly to MUSC using code 5407.
  • A strong preference is given to students who have earned a minimum grade of B in statistics or Calculus and A in Algebra or College Algebra.
  • A 1,000 word personal statement essay is required as part of the application. Topic instructions are included in the application.

International Applicants

International applicants may apply.  For more information please visit MUSC’s International Student Admission page.

Application Process

In addition to the application itself, the applicant must provide supplemental materials specific to the program to which he or she is applying. These forms are available in PDF format within the application and are also sent through email once an application is submitted. Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from every post-secondary school attended, and all materials must be received by the application deadline.

Use of Marijuana and/or CBD Products

Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug and is illegal to purchase in South Carolina. Apart from a narrow and limited scope of codified/documented medical exceptions, it is illegal for individuals to use marijuana/tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)  in South Carolina. Although cannabidiol (CBD) products may be purchased and used in South Carolina, please be aware that CBD products may contain higher levels of THC than represented on packaging and use of CBD products can result in a positive drug screen for THC/marijuana.  Be aware that current drug testing methods cannot accurately ascertain the origins of THC metabolites (i.e., whether from marijuana or CBD products). Your academic program has the authority to conduct random and/or scheduled drug testing; if your test result is reported as positive for THC metabolites (even if you only used a CBD product), your ability to be accepted into the program, progress in the program, and/or successfully complete the program may be negatively impacted.  

Application Deadlines

Start Term Application Type Available Deadline
Fall 2021  Regular  Dec 1, 2020 June 1, 2021
Fall 2022  Regular Dec 1, 2021 March 1, 2022
Fall 2022  Extended March 2, 2022 June 1, 2022

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