MSc in Public Health

Top 49 Masters of Science in Public Health 2017

Public Health

A master’s degree program focuses on providing students with more in-depth study in the field of their choice. It is a graduate-level program that takes about two years to complete. Of course, the completion time may vary from school to school.

What is an MSc in Public Health? A master’s degree in public health focuses on aspects of health care management, preventing diseases and maintaining health within the general public. Public health involves informing the public and keeping members as healthy as possible through eliminating risk and distributing health care services. A public health program teaches students about the different aspects of health services. Students will study epidemics, infectious diseases, risk factors, geriatric care, natural disasters and other situations of concern to the overall health of the pubic. The program will also cover aspects of management, administration, ethics, health care policies and education.

An individual who obtains a master’s degree in public health is prepared to work in positions of authority within the field, and the degree can enable individuals to advance their existing career in public health. Degree holders generally earn more than their non-degree-holding counterparts and find that more job opportunities are open to them.

The cost of a program can vary greatly based on the school chosen. It is easiest to contact the financial aid office at your school to inquire about exact costs.

Graduates of a public health program are able to find work in a variety of fields within the medical community. Depending on a student’s previous career, he or she may be able to work in government, hospitals, non-profit organizations and other health care facilities as the public health administrator or liaison. Job titles may include health officer, environmental service manager, hospital administrator, health education officer, clinician and epidemiologist.

The health care field is always growing, and with more concerns over public health risks, the field of public health is demanding more qualified applicants. It is a great time to enter the profession. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Master of Public Health (MPH)

Walden University
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Become an effective advocate as you promote the health of individuals, organizations, and communities with a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Walden University. In this program, explore issues affecting the public health field today. Gain real-world experience as you apply the knowledge you’ve learned to find solutions to public health problems. [+]

Master of Science in Public Health. Become an effective advocate as you promote the health of individuals, organizations, and communities with a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Walden University. In this program, explore issues affecting the public health field today. Gain real-world experience as you apply the knowledge you’ve learned to find solutions to public health problems. Consistent with our commitment to continuous quality improvement, Walden University has designed the curriculum for the MPH program to reflect the professional guidelines set forth by leading public health organizations. CEPH Applicant Status Walden University applied to the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for accreditation of its Master of Public Health (MPH) program on September 20, 2014. The accreditation review will address only the MPH program; other degree programs and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review. For more information on the accreditation process, please visit the CEPH website. Note on Certification The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) offers the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential as a voluntary core credential for public health professionals. However, in order to sit for the CPH exam, a student must have graduated from a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited school or program of public health. While Walden’s MPH program is an applicant for CEPH accreditation, the program is not yet accredited and Walden MPH graduates may not currently sit for the CPH exam. Students should evaluate all requirements related to national credentialing agencies and exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the CPH credential, students should visit www.nchec.org. [-]

MSc Public Health & Health Promotion

Bangor University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bangor + 1 more

As the Public Health and Health Promotion MSc is intended for those interested in promoting health and well-being, it has been developed in collaboration with practitioners and specialists in the field of public health and health promotion in the UK. [+]

The Public Health and Health Promotion MSc is intended for all those interested in promoting health and well-being. The Public Health and Health Promotion MSc can be done in two ways. First there is the full-time course where the taught component and the Dissertation need to be completed within 1 year. The second option is to study part-time where the taught component is run over 2 years and the Dissertation is completed by the end of year 3. Programme philosophy As the Public Health and Health Promotion MSc is intended for those interested in promoting health and well-being, it has been developed in collaboration with practitioners and specialists in the field of public health and health promotion in the UK. The programme is aimed at multi-agency, multi-disciplinary and multi-professional UK and international students. This programme provides opportunity for students of public health and health promotion to develop their skills to manage change, lead public health programmes, and to work with individuals, groups and communities. The programme aims to develop people who: Have Public Health and Health Promotion knowledge and skills Understand the inter‑relationships between the factors that influence health Can critically analyse and reflect on public health and health promotion theory, research and practice Can present evidence on the basis of underpinning theory and understanding Have the necessary skills, motivation and commitment to engage in lifelong learning and continuing professional development. Postgraduate students are recognised as individuals possessing substantial knowledge and experience; their contributions are of value, and can enhance the learning experiences of the other students. [-]

Master of Science in Global Health

Duke Kunshan University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2017 China Kunshan

The Duke Kunshan University Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) students come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including medicine, public health, biology, engineering, law, economics, policy, business and more. Emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, a research experience, and mentorship from expert faculty, the program prepares graduates to make an impact in their world. [+]

Master of Science in Public Health. Global Health is an area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Recognizing that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political, and health care inequalities, the global health program brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health leaders. The Duke Kunshan University Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) students come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including medicine, public health, biology, engineering, law, economics, policy, business and more. Emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, a research experience, and mentorship from expert faculty, the program prepares graduates to make an impact in their world. Students successfully completing the requirements of the program receive a Master of Science degree from Duke University in Durham, NC USA. The Duke Kunshan MSc-GH program is modeled after the highly successful program pioneered at Duke University. Now in its sixth year, the MSc-GH at Duke has trained over 100 global health leaders who now hold rewarding positions with academic, non-governmental and corporate organizations. Many graduates are also pursuing medical or Ph.D.-level training at the top universities in the world. SCHOLARSHIPS Students are automatically considered for scholarships based on their Graduate School application – no additional application is required. Program Requirements The MSc-GH program requires that students complete a minimum of 33 credits of coursework, and a minimum of 5 credits of research (i.e., thesis preparation), for a total of 38 credits. The courses required by the program are further broken down into two categories – core courses and elective courses. Core Courses (Six courses) The following courses are required of all students. It is strongly recommended that students complete all core coursework in the first academic year of the program. These courses are: GLHLTH 701K – Global Health Challenges GLHLTH 702K – Global Health Research: Design and Practice GLHLTH 705K – Global Health Research: Quantitative Methods I GLHLTH 707K – Global Health Research: Quantitative Methods II GLHLTH 740K – Ethics for Global Health Research GLHLTH 750K – Health Systems in Developing Countries Elective Courses (Five courses) Students are required to take 5 elective courses, which can be spaced across the program’s duration to match the needs of the student and availability of courses. Elective courses allow students to focus on a specific area, such as environmental health or health policy. Field Study and Thesis A closely-mentored and supported field research project, culminating in a thesis, is also a credit-bearing requirement. The field-based research experience typically occurs between the first and second years of the program, with students spending at least 10 weeks in the field. The Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University (DGHI) and the Duke Kunshan Global Health Research Center both work with leading researchers world-wide, offering students a rich set of opportunities in North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia to choose from for their field research. The master’s thesis is the culminating product of the MSc-GH, typically completed in the student’s final semester of the program. The thesis must be formatted consistent with the requirements of Duke Kunshan University and the Duke Graduate School and represents a significant work of scholarship by the student. Your Future Career Starts at Duke Kunshan University Students today need international experience to compete in global labor markets. Employers want to hire students who are comfortable in global settings. Global health will continue to be a big component of international development work, and the need for global health professionals is strong and growing. In this program students develop an understanding of the most important global health concepts and challenges, build valuable research skills, and acquire hands-on international experience. Duke Kunshan faculty and professional development staff help students build connections with future employers. A Duke Kunshan education provides students with more than just knowledge; it helps them build confidence, elicits their creativity, enhances their communication skills, and teaches them to think in innovative ways. Successful graduates of this program will pursue academic careers in global health and research, global medicine, and in non-governmental organizations such as the World Health Organization, World Bank, World Food Programme, and in other corporate sectors and governmental agencies around the world. [-]

MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This programme, aimed at health care professionals and managers, as well as new graduates, provides an introduction to the central issues in health economics and health policy involved in the management of primary health care. [+]

MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy

This programme, aimed at health care professionals and managers, as well as new graduates, provides an introduction to the central issues in health economics and health policy involved in the management of primary health care.

 Duration: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time. This programme is delivered via block sessions of 3 or 5 days 

Start date: September. There is no official closing date for applications but where possible you are advised to apply by the end of June for admission in September. However, later applications will be considered if places are available

Entry RequirementsThe normal entrance requirement for our MSc programmes is a good Honours degree (upper second-class or above), or an equivalent professional qualification and professional experience.... [-]


MSc in Biomedical Engineering

Linköping University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

This programme combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology and medicine to develop innovative technologies, materials, processes and systems, with the aim of improving healthcare and contributing to translational research. [+]

Master of Science in Public Health. This programme combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology and medicine to develop innovative technologies, materials, processes and systems, with the aim of improving healthcare and contributing to translational research. You will expand your skills and knowledge in engineering, mathematics, physics, multidimensional signal generation and analysis, and you will combine medical informatics with biomedical modelling applied to human anatomy. The first year is mainly a broad compulsory segment, with courses in anatomy and physiology, medical information systems, and signal theory. The second year comprises in-depth specialisation in one of four tracks. Programme description This programme combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology and medicine to develop innovative technologies, materials, processes and systems, with the aim of improving healthcare and contributing to translational research. You will expand your skills and knowledge in engineering, mathematics, physics, multidimensional signal generation and analysis, and you will combine medical informatics with biomedical modelling applied to human anatomy. The first year is mainly a broad compulsory segment, with courses in anatomy and physiology, medical information systems, and signal theory. The second year comprises in-depth specialisation in one of four tracks: Medical Informatics Biomedical Signals and Instrumentation Bioengineering Medical Imaging Each track encompasses approximately 25 compulsory ECTS credits and 15 elective credits. In the final term, you write a thesis within your chosen specialisation, at the department or in a hospital or industry. After graduating, you will have the skills to formulate and solve engineering problems in the biomedical domain, implement and operate help-improving systems and processes, and evaluate engineering tools and approaches in medicine. The learning outcomes are achieved through the thematic environment of student-centred learning, using teaching methods that include, for example, tutorial groups and home exams. Career opportunities Biomedical engineers are employed in the industry, in hospitals, government agencies and various research facilities, design materials, devices, algorithms, processes or systems. They often have coordinating or interfacing functions and sometimes do teaching. A master’s degree in biomedical engineering is also a formal qualification for postgraduate studies. Many of our alumni have continued their studies towards a doctoral degree. [-]

MSc Public Health

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)
Campus or Online Full time 16 months January 2017 United Kingdom London

Develop your knowledge and professional skills for safe and effective public health practice. Our programme is underpinned by a framework of social action and the content is aligned to UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework and WHO international standards. [+]

Develop your knowledge and professional skills for safe and effective public health practice. Our programme is underpinned by a framework of social action and the content is aligned to UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework and WHO international standards. This programme is available at our campuses in Glasgow and London or through Online study. Programme Description This Master’s programme provides practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, understanding and professional skills for safe and effective public health practice. Our programme is underpinned by world-leading research and a framework of social action, which is increasingly accepted as a means to reduce the enduring and currently widening inequalities in the experience of health, illness and wellbeing within and between countries. This framework aims to redress the balance between asset based approaches and the more traditional deficit approach. The programme is aligned to the UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework which in turn maps to WHO international standards. Practitioners will consider modern theory and research alongside of current global strategies for health and development to improve the health and well-being of the population, prevent disease and minimise its consequences, prolong life and reduce inequalities in health. Supported with a variety of teaching and learning approaches, our students engage in taught content through guided study, lectures from public health experts and participation in group work and seminars to encourage interaction. Lectures and seminars are also supported with online activity. Programme Content Students take five core modules and choose one optional module followed by the Masters Dissertation. The Principles and Theory of Public Health Public Health Theory to Social Action Health Economics and Development Advanced Epidemiology, Application and Evaluation in Practice Evaluating Evidence to Develop Research and Inform Practice Dissertation Students will also be able to choose a 15-credit optional module such as the Public Health Placement. Assessment All modules provide opportunities for you to receive feedback on your academic work. The length and nature of assessments is dependent on module specific learning outcomes. Examples of assessment activities within the programme include written assignments on a given public health perspective, open book examinations, project plans, research proposals and a small scale research study or systematic review. Modules will have either one larger summative assessment at the end of the module or two smaller assessments, spaced throughout the module. A Pass mark is awarded at 50% or above, and students must gain Pass marks in all modules. [-]

Master in Kinesiology (MSc)

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Warrensburg

It is the mission of the Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology to develop successful professionals in Nutrition and Kinesiology, instilling an appreciation for helping all people lead healthy and physically active lifestyles... [+]

Master of Science in Public Health. Master in Kinesiology (MSc) It is the mission of the Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology to develop successful professionals in Nutrition and Kinesiology, instilling an appreciation for helping all people lead healthy and physically active lifestyles. Why choose Kinesiology at UCM? UCM’s Master of Science in Kinesiology program provides you with the choice of three specific areas of specialization - Exercise Science, Sport Management and Pedagogy. Several graduate and extended studies scholarships are offered and available for your application. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment labs in a newly renovated facility, including UCM’s Human Performance Lab. What can I do with a degree in Kinesiology? Criminologist Criminal Profiler Forensic Psychologist Professor How can I get involved outside the classroom? At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and Departmental organizations include: Athletic Training Student Association Health/Fitness Association Physical Education Club Student Dietetic Association About our Faculty The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know you and provide personalized attention. Our faculty is composed of highly qualified and dedicated individuals who possess the necessary education and experience to present the theoretical and practical aspects of kinesiology. Active research, as well as professional field service, keep faculty members on the cutting edge with their ever-growing field. Learn more about Kinesiology at UCM Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology [-]

Master of Science in Public Health

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree covers : the whole breadth of public and global health allowing students to follow a general stream of study (Public Health stream), which focuses mainly on high- and middle-income countries. [+]

This degree covers :  the whole breadth of public and global health allowing students to follow a general stream of study (Public Health stream), which focuses mainly on high- and middle-income countries, or to concentrate on one of five other streams (Environment and Health stream; Health Economics stream; Health Promotion stream; Health Services Management stream; Health Services Research stream).

 

The decision of which stream to follow will depend on the needs of the student and can be discussed with the Course Directors. See the Schools Website for more details on choosing a stream.

 

On successful completion of the course, students will receive an MSc degree in Public Health. This will reflect their choice of stream. In addition to the MSc in Public Health, other MSc courses at the School may be relevant to students with a public health interest and applicants should review the relevant pages of this website as follows: (i) MSc Public Health in Developing Countries - for those with an interest in developing countries; (ii) MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing - for applicants with a particular interest in health policy; (iii) MSc Public Health Nutrition - for those with a major interest in nutrition.... [-]


Master of Science in Medical Science, Public Health

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Master s Programme in Public Health at Lund University is one of the leading MPH programmes in Europe. The programme is offered at the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University [+]

Programme overview

A person’s right to the highest attainable standard of health has no geographical or social bounds. However, poverty and lack of democratic governance impede many people’s access to this right. In order to abolish health inequalities, global partnerships and the effective spread of knowledge are essential. We must therefore educate future public health experts who have a broad, interdisciplinary perspective and a will to participate in this global effort. The programme’s focus is therefore cross-disciplinary with a consistent global perspective, and provides students with evidence-based knowledge, skills and tools necessary for policy-making as well as for field work. 
Course leaders and guest lecturers have substantial experience in a range of disciplinary and geographical contexts, and originate from countries such as Sweden, Ghana, Greece, Nigeria, India and USA. The diversity and experience of fellow students also contributes to the stimulating learning environment. As one student expressed it, “The class and teaching are a microcosm of the global context we’ll face in work life.”... [-]


Master in Applied Public Health (MSc)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Our course qualifies you to work as a public health practitioner, and is designed to give you a solid body of both theoretical and practical knowledge and experience which will help you make a seamless transition into the workplace. [+]

Why study MSc/PgDip/PgCert Applied Public Health at Middlesex University? Our course qualifies you to work as a public health practitioner, and is designed to give you a solid body of both theoretical and practical knowledge and experience which will help you make a seamless transition into the workplace. Course leader Dr Carmen Aceijas, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health with substantial experience in academic public health. Her main body of research expertise is in HIV and Addiction but she has also worked in a variety of public health research areas such as mental health, occupational mental health, nursing practices, health and lifestyles and so on. Her methodological specialties include survey based studies and secondary data analysis [systematic literature reviews and meta-analysis]. Her book "Assessing Evidence to improve Population Health and Wellbeing" is a basic tool for those interested in pursuing a public health career. Our staff have a wide range of specialisms, including mental health, ageing populations, water and sanitation, palliative care, drugs policy and public health regulation. The university has a strong research profile for systematic reviews, particularly into anti-microbial resistance and environmental pollution, and is the ideal place for you to embark on your own ground-breaking research. Course highlights The course is designed to meet the national occupational standards for public health and the careers and training requirements set out on the PHORCAST website, and to match the NHS Knowledge and Skills Competency Framework. - This is an international programme, drawing students from all over the world - Many students will already have relevant experience and this is an opportunity for students of different nationalities to add a unique depth to their public health studies - You'll be eligible for membership, and later fellowship, of the Royal Society of Public Health when you graduate - If you're not already working in a public health role and would like to do a work placement – something we encourage - our Work and Career service can help you find one - Begin your studies in either September or January - As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module. [-]

MSc Governing, Leading and Managing Healthcare

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Part time 3 - 4 years January 2017 United Kingdom London

Healthcare management, leadership and governance master's degree for proactive professionals [+]

Master of Science in Public Health. Healthcare management, leadership and governance master's degree for proactive professionals If you work in healthcare management in a governance-related role and would like to increase your knowledge and skills within this increasingly important area of healthcare management and leadership, this course is ideal for you. You will gain an academic qualification that: equips you to work at a senior level is focused on the specific challenges you face in your workplace You will also benefit from a flexible programme of learning that delivers direct benefits to your employing organisation, requires only limited absence from the workplace and delivers a recognised qualification at each stage. Three stages to MSc This master's degree enables participants to gain expertise in healthcare governance, while developing their competence, confidence and practice in leadership and management. The programme emphasises reflective practice and takes a critical perspective on current professional practice and likely future developments. The programme comprises three stages – Postgraduate Certificate (three modules), Postgraduate Diploma (an additional three modules) and the MSc (a further two modules). Each module typically requires four or five days attendance at the University each semester. Participants can choose the Certificate, the Diploma or the full MSc programme (each stage usually takes one year) and all modules are available as stand-alone short courses. Employability At Westminster, we have always believed that your University experience should be designed to enhance your professional life. Today’s organisations need graduates with both good degrees and employability skills, and we are committed to enhancing your graduate employability by ensuring that career development skills are embedded in all courses. Opportunities for part-time work, placements and work-related learning activities are widely available, and can provide you with extra cash and help you to demonstrate that you have the skills employers are looking for. In London there is a plentiful supply of part-time work – most students at the University of Westminster work part time (or full time during vacations) to help support their studies. We continue to widen and strengthen our links with employers, involving them in curriculum design and encouraging their participation in other aspects of career education and guidance. Staff take into account the latest data on labour market trends and employers’ requirements to continually improve the service delivered to students. [-]

M.Sc. in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Antwerp

A two-year graduate programme (120 ECTS credits) fully taught in English. You will study in an international context with young academics from different countries and cultures. [+]

Are you interested in the rehabilitation of people with neurological conditions such as vestibular disorders, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, or in the rehabilitation of people after a stroke? Then the Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy: Neurological Conditions is an excellent choice. You are interested in the rehabilitation of patients with internal conditions such as heart- and lung diseases or in metabolic disorders like diabetes? Then we recommend you apply for the Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy: International Conditions. [-]

Master’s in Healthcare Administration

Felician University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Rutherford Lodi + 1 more

The Felician University Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) enables students to develop strategic leadership approaches to solving problems in organizations as well as advancing their professional careers while building awareness of the various aspects of the dynamic healthcare environment. [+]

Master of Science in Public Health. America's healthcare systems, including providers, suppliers, insurance organizations, and policy organizations face a number of challenging imperatives in today’s healthcare environment. Administrators and managers require a deeper understanding of the implications of these imperatives as well as models of new ways of thinking and creating solutions. The Felician University Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) enables students to develop strategic leadership approaches to solving problems in organizations as well as advancing their professional careers while building awareness of the various aspects of the dynamic healthcare environment. The MSHA program focuses on building core competencies including the ability to integrate and apply 21st century leadership concepts, work in and manage teams, communicate effectively to multiple audiences, make better business decisions, and demonstrate personal and organizational ethical and professional standards. Advanced courses include scholarly project work and an optional executive field placement/capstone. Using an interdisciplinary approach that examines the healthcare industry from a nursing and business perspective, students increase their strategic thinking, decision making and teamwork competencies through online discussions, major papers, executive summaries, in class discussions, and case presentations, building critical thinkers who dig deeper and question the how and the why. Most importantly, our commitment to ethical decision making is unique – preparing healthcare leaders who reflect the Franciscan mission within a global society and world class health systems. Why should I choose the Felician University MSHA Program? There are many reasons for choosing Felician University for your MSHA program, some of which include: Felician University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Graduate culture and community is tailored to fit mid-career professionals who desire to compete on a new level of excellence Optional executive field placement capstone provides the opportunity to work with a healthcare executive mentor Membership in a cohort enables students to share work experiences and learn about working in a team environment Participation in a variety of learning activities facilitates the acquisition of knowledge Interaction with faculty creates a collaborative, scholarly learning environment Extracurricular events such as monthly guest speakers enrich the learning experience Convenient schedule of courses that meet one night a week for eight weeks help you complete your degree with minimal disruption to your life Opportunity to earn your degree in approximately two years lets you achieve your dreams quickly Admissions Requirements Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program Official transcripts of past collegiate work Resume Personal Statement Note: GMAT or GRE scores may be requested from students if the other pieces of the application are not sufficient to make an admission decision. What can I do with an MS in Healthcare Administration? All kinds of things! Employment sectors in the Healthcare Administration field include providers (hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient care centers, rehabilitation centers, group physician practices), suppliers (consulting firms, healthcare management companies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, educational organizations), insurance organizations, and policy organizations (health policy agencies, non-profit organizations with health care as their mission). An MS in Healthcare Administration gives you an understanding of management and leadership issues in health administration at the local, state, and federal level as well as in the nonprofit sector, preparing you for senior management roles. [-]

Master of Science in Health Sciences specializing in Public Health

Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

This MSc programme focuses on training students who are well educated in research methodology. The programme provides you with a solid theoretical, methodological and statistical basis for designing and implementing a research project and will teach you how to best publish the results of your research project. [+]

Explore the potential of medical research. In upcoming years, important discoveries will be made in the health sciences. Take part in unearthing these discoveries. Get the methodological, theoretical, and statistical foundation you need to design and carry out your own practical research - and publish your results. Work in the stimulating environment of the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES). Attend lectures by prominent scientists. Choose your own specialization, and do cutting-edge research with the support of a personal tutor. Learn state-of-the-art research methods, and how to study the literature on an issue, analyze data, and publish in high-impact journals. NIHES, at the Erasmus Medical Center, is a top ranked institution with a strong international dimension. Let us be your springboard to a career in international research, public health, health policy, health economics, clinical medicine, or pharmaceutical research. This MSc programme focuses on training students who are well educated in research methodology. The programme provides you with a solid theoretical, methodological and statistical basis for designing and implementing a research project and will teach you how to best publish the results of your research project. Your individual research project will be supervised by leading professors and senior researchers, with the objective of delivering a high quality scientific research paper. Learn about: inequalities of urban and global health, public health aspects of ageing, prevention through lifestyle changes, environmental influences on morbidity and mortality, designing effective interventions, working longer in good health, and more. This programme will help accelerate your scientific career! Ardashel Latsuzbaia from Georgia “NIHES opened important doors for me in the world of epidemiology.” [-]

MSc International Public Health

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

This programme equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. Students can follow one of four pathways, which are distinguished by a defined combination of Core and Recommended modules and by a dissertation project on a topic appropriate to the pathway. [+]

Master of Science in Public Health. This programme equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. Students can follow one of four pathways, which are distinguished by a defined combination of Core and Recommended modules and by a dissertation project on a topic appropriate to the pathway. Students have the opportunity of spending a period of time outside the UK undertaking a client-based or student-initiated dissertation project, which enables them to practise their problem-solving skills and specialist knowledge in a real setting. The project is often commissioned by health ministries, non-governmental organisations or international health agencies in middle and low income countries. This pathway is aimed at students who wish to understand current policies and practice in international public health, and to explore approaches to developing policy and enhancing practice based upon sound, evidence-based principles. It aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to be part of senior management teams that develop, implement, and evaluate policies and strategies to improve health in communities, countries and globally. Academic requirements: Open to graduates of health-related disciplines, including medicine, with normally two years professional experience working in the health system at district, regional or national level, in less developed countries. The decision of which pathway to follow depends on the needs and aspirations of the student and is discussed with the relevant Academic Director at the time of application. Applications from international students are welcomed. The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award. Work experience: Non-graduates, who are suitably qualified by higher study or research, and applicants with considerable satisfactory work experience and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in order to promote improved health and well-being in middle and low income countries Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future Enable students to analyse critically, evaluate and conduct responsive, public health-related research and apply evidence to everyday practice. Provide a critical understanding of a range of health policies and strategies in a variety of social, epidemiological, cultural, economic and political settings in middle- and low- income countries Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international organisations throughout the world. Graduates are competitively placed to begin PhD programmes, seek employment as research assistants, work in developing countries with a wide variety of employers, or return to previous employers with enhanced knowledge and skills with which to advance their existing careers. The MSc International Public Health (MIPH) provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding of health issues that will enable them to practise at a senior level in international health in a variety of statutory and non-statutory settings, including local, regional and national government, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and International Organisations (IOs) involved in health assistance-related activities. [-]