The University of Delaware now offers a master in public health (MPH) degree with concentrations in epidemiology and health policy and management. The two-year program prepares students for careers in public health in either applied (e.g., healthcare institutions, nonprofits, and local, state, or federal agencies) or research settings. The two concentrations share 15 credits of core courses, but diverge in specialized coursework. Both concentrations include a required applied practice experience and integrative learning experience.
The epidemiology concentration includes courses in epidemiologic methods and biostatistics which are supplemented by courses in epidemiology content areas including cancer, disaster, injury, and public health surveillance, as well as public health electives from across the University of Delaware.
The health policy and management concentration includes courses in population health policy which are supplemented by courses in health policy and management content areas including program evaluation, financial management, conflict resolution, and inequities in health and healthcare, as well as public health electives from across the University of Delaware.
Applications for both programs are now being accepted. The deadline to apply for fall 2019 is August 2019; the deadline to apply for fall 2020 is May 31, 2020.