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The Master of Public Health program at UMass Lowell provides students with knowledge essential to the practice of public health on a global scale.
All students study environmental health issues, biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy and management and social and behavioral determinants of health.
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Full Time Part Time BS to MPHDuration: 2 years
The MPH program is a 42-credit, post-BS program that has been developed to provide a comprehensive public health education to all graduates.
All MPH students will take five core public health courses plus a two-semester, six-credit MPH practicum (21 credits total):
MPH program details are in the Graduate Catalog:
Program Mission and Outcomes
UMass Lowell Bachelor's to Master's Applicants
Qualified UMass Lowell undergraduate junior or senior students may apply for admission to the Bachelor's to Master's public health accelerated option. Students accepted into this option may take up to four graduate level Public Health Core courses (5000 level) during their senior year that will be credited toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees upon approval by their undergraduate adviser. Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for the latest information about admission, courses, retention, and degree requirements.
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As a graduate of the MPH program, you will be prepared to assume leadership positions in a range of careers in private industry, government, consulting, law, insurance, hospitals and the nonprofit sector. Some students may plan to continue to doctoral programs or seek positions in academia.
The Bureau of Labor statistics projects that more than 150,000 new public health jobs will be created in the U.S. between 2019 and 2029, in addition to many more positions that are opening due to retiring workers.
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