Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: I will have the time to study full-time next year, but will not be able to relocate to campus in order to complete a typical full-time MPH program. May I take a full-time load of online course work and finish the program in one year from off-campus?
A: Yes, if you can matriculate in the Summer Institute and complete 16 credits in the Summer Institute & Winter Institute, in addition to 64 credits of online course work. Starting in the Fall or Winter Institutes typically does not work well for completing a one-year program due to the sequencing of the core curriculum.
Q: Will I receive a faculty academic advisor?
A: Yes, each student is assigned a faculty academic advisor at the time that they begin the program. 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: Tuition for a part-time course load (under 12 credits per academic term) is based on academic credit ($923/credit for AY 2012-13). Tuition for a 3-credit course is $2,769 for the current academic year.
Q: Can I transfer credits from another institution towards the MPH degree?
A: Unfortunately, the Bloomberg School does not accept transfer credits from other 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. Online/Part-time students typically begin the capstone project when they are approximately 3/5 of the way through their program.
Q: What is the practice experience?
A: 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 practice experience.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact the MPH Program office.