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Degree Comparison

MPH, MSPH, MPHTM Programs
  • Biostatistics (MSPH)
  • Community Health Sciences *
  • Disaster Management *
  • Environmental Health Sciences (MSPH)
  • Epidemiology
  • Tropical Medicine (MPHTM)
  • Health Education and Communication
  • Health Policy
  • Health Systems Management
  • Industrial Hygiene (MSPH) *
  • International Health and Sustainable Development
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational and Environmental Health **
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management **
  • Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences
Program Length
24 months +/-
Curriculum
Traditional core and elective options
Program Start Date
August, January, June
Program Format
In person, Online
Special Requirement
Applied Practical Experience (APE) or Integrative Learning Experience (ILE)
Total Credits
42-45
MS Programs
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Investigation
  • Tropical Medicine
Program Length
24 months +/-
Curriculum
Traditional core and elective options
Program Start Date
Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Format
In person
Special Requirement
Thesis
Total Credits
36-47
MHA Program
Program Length
22 months
Curriculum
Traditional core and elective options
Program Start Date
Fall, Spring (online only), Summer (online only)
Program Format
In person, Online
Special Requirement
Academic Residency
Total Credits
54
Doctoral Programs
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Health Policy and Management
  • International Health and Sustainable Development
  • Leadership, Advocacy, and Equity (DrPH)*
  • Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences
  • Tropical Medicine
Program Length
PhD: 4-7 yrs +/- ; DrPH: 3-5 years on average
Curriculum
Traditional core and elective options
Program Start Date
PhD: Fall; DrPH: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Format
PhD: In person; DrPH: Online
Special Requirement
Comprehensive Exam, Doctoral Committee/Prospectus, Dissertation , or Portfolio (DrPH)
Total Credits
PhD: 72; DrPH: 42 (57 without an MPH)