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School & Program Updates

Rutgers: Launches New MPH for Clinicians

The Rutgers School of Public Health has launched a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree for clinicians. The degree program will begin accepting students for the spring 2020 semester.

The purpose of the new MPH for Clinicians is to prepare those working in healthcare with the information and skills required to critically approach and explore issues with a broadened public health perspective.

While the traditional MPH is 45-credits, the new option for clinicians will be just 42 credits – the minimum allowed by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) the accrediting body of schools and programs of public health. Prospective students can apply for the MPH via SOPHAS and will be contacted regarding how their clinical experience will be applied.

Clinicians will be exempt three credits of coursework, accounting for their knowledge in the biomedical basis of disease.

Clinicians eligible for the 42-credit degree option would include those who have completed an accredited undergraduate program in the U.S. or its equivalent and are currently licensed as a healthcare provider in a U.S. state or territory.

“We’re excited to offer this opportunity to individuals who are already committed to improving the health of individuals,” said Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, Dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health.  “We are certain that the skills they will gain will complement their existing expertise, leading to healthier communities both in New Jersey and beyond.”

Learn more about this new degree.

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