The MPH in Disaster Management program prepares professionals to apply scientific principles to prevent, detect, and mitigate environmental public health problems and threats associated with natural and technological disasters- locally to globally. Students gain skills to implement population-based interventions to protect communities, particularly vulnerable populations, from natural, accidental, and intentional disasters. This MPH offering is intended for both pre-professionals and mid-career individuals. Students typically have a background in a life or physical science or engineering.
For MPH in Disaster Management (most common track for MD/MPH students):
Students applying to the Master of Public Health in Disaster Management program must meet the school's general admission requirements.
The MPH degree in Disaster Management for MD/MPH students includes the following courses:
SPHTM - Core Courses (15 Credits)
MPH in Disaster Management - Required Courses (17-22 Credits, based on advisor)
Other Elective Credits (10 credits)
Practicum (SPHL 9980)
All GEHS MD/MPH students must complete a 200-hour field practicum during the MD/MPH Rotation, for which they will register in the SOM during their T3 or T4 year.
Culminating Experience (SPHL 7950)
MD/MPH students earning a MPH in Disaster Management conduct a Public Health Analysis, typically between the end of T2 and T4 year.
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