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Which Master's Program is Right for You?

So, you want to get a master’s from the top-ranked school of public health. Which one is right for you?

Here’s an overview of the five departments at the Bloomberg School that have masters' programs with an upcoming application deadline of January 15, 2017.

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Biostatistics

Graduates from this department become the architects for using data as evidence to address public health and biomedical questions. Students learn to create the designs and analytic methods that enable health scientist to draw valid conclusions from ever-expanding sources of information.

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Epidemiology

As the oldest academic department of epidemiology in the world, the program focuses on training students to become epidemiologists with the expertise to identify and evaluate strategies for the prevention and control of disease in human populations. From the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease to the determinants of health, disease and function in older adults, this top-rated program educates leaders in improving public health worldwide.

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Health, Behavior and Society

The Department of Health, Behavior and Society seeks optimal ways to change human behavior to improve public health. Established in 2005, the program remains dedicated to research and training that advances understanding of how behaviors within an environmental context operate at the individual, organizational, community and societal levels—and to promoting effective interventions. Concentrations include social determinants of health, health communication and education, and the behavioral and social aspects of genetics.

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Health Policy and Management

The program offer a diverse spectrum of study in areas such as health services research and policy, health and public policy, health economics and policy, bioethics and health policy, health leadership and management, and social policy. Graduates of the Department of Health Policy and Management go on to champion public health in a variety of roles and sectors including academia, federal and state government agencies, and in the private and nonprofit sectors.

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International Health

The Department of International Health seeks to understand health problems and develop means of disease reduction and health protection in underserved populations around the world. The Department is organized into four program areas: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control; Health Systems; Human Nutrition; and Social and Behavioral Interventions.

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The application deadline for all of these Masters' programs is Sunday, January 15, 2017. For a full list of all programs, please visit the Degree Programs page. 

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