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UMiami: Upcoming Priority Deadline for Graduate Programs in Public Health at the Department of Public Health Sciences

The priority deadline for various graduate programs in public health at the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences is March 1, 2020. These programs, all accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, include the:

Scholarships are available and a separate application is not required. The department also offers opportunities for students to work as part-time graduate, research, and teaching assistants.

The M.P.H., a two-year professional program, is for students who seek a broad, general academic experience in public health. The 45-credit program provides students with a comprehensive education in areas of knowledge that are basic to public health. These include biostatistics, environment and public health, epidemiology and population health sciences, health services policy and research, as well as prevention science and community health. Depending on their academic and professional goals, students may focus on a specific area of study by selecting grouped electives.

While the accelerated M.P.H. program has the same requirements as the regular M.P.H. program, the accelerated option can be completed in one year. The program is an intensive, lock-step program for highly competitive applicants. It is ideal for health care professionals, pre-health students, as well as physicians who are seeking public health training in a reduced timeframe.

The two-year M.S.P.H. program is designed for students who wish to prepare for further study at the doctoral level or to prepare for research or technical positions in government, industry, academia, or private institutions. While studies also include education in areas of knowledge that are basic to public health, the courses have an additional emphasis on advanced methods and quantitative analysis skills. The 45-credit program culminates with a thesis requirement.

The priority and final deadline to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Public Health/M.P.H. or M.S.P.H., a five-year program at the UM’s School of Nursing and Health Studies and the Department of Public Health Sciences, is February 15, 2020. The joint degree program is restricted to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program at UM. Prior to applying to the program, students are required to meet with their advisor.

For inquiries about admissions or the scholarship program, contact Ms. Andria Williams, M.B.A., director of admissions, at (305) 243-0291 or, or Ms. Ginelle Bou Nassar, M.P.A., senior program coordinator for admissions, at (305) 243-7246 or

Learn more about the requirements to apply on SOPHAS and/or on the Department of Public Health Sciences’ website.

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