Frequently Asked Questions
Meet our students
Q: Will I receive a faculty academic advisor?
A: Yes, each student is assigned a faculty academic advisor during the summer and is notified of that assignment in early August. The role of the faculty advisor is to discuss the advisee’s academic program and progress including choice of courses in light of their educational and professional goals.
Q: What is the cost of the MPH program?
A: Full-time tuition is $11,832 per term (2014-15 academic year). For tuition purposes, students registered for 12 or more units are considered full-time.
Q: Can I transfer credits from another institution towards the MPH degree?
A: Unfortunately, the Bloomberg School does not accept transfer credits from other academic institutions.
Q: Can I contact a current student or alumnus?
A: Yes, our alumni and students are enthusiastic about connecting with prospective MPH students. Please send an email message to the MPH program office with some brief information about yourself, your professional experience, and your academic interests. We will put you in contact with an MPH alumnus or current student with similar interests.
Q: What is the capstone project?
A: The MPH Capstone Project is an opportunity for students to apply skills and competencies acquired to a public health problem relevant to their own professional goals, under the direction of a capstone faculty advisor. Completion of the capstone project requires a written paper of approximately 20 pages and an oral presentation. Full-time students begin the planning phase of their capstone projects by the 2nd term.
Q: What does the MPH practicum entail?
A: All MPH students are required to complete a practicum experience. The MPH practicum is a practical public health mentored experience that provides students the opportunity to participate in hands-on work and interaction with public health professionals. There are numerous opportunities for obtaining a practicum experience.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact the MPH Program office.