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Yale School of Public Health Announces New Advanced Professional M.P.H. Program And Summer Session


New Haven, Conn. The Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) is launching a new Advanced Professional M.P.H. Program, which is designed to accommodate, among others, busy health professionals in the academic world.

The Advanced Professional M.P.H. Program will take fewer than 11 months to complete. It will begin in early July with an intensive seven-week summer session and conclude in early May after fall and spring semesters of full-time study.

The new program will provide rigorous public health training to individuals with a doctoral-level degree in a field related to public health. Medical students who have completed their third year in an accredited medical school in the United States are also eligible for this program.

The program will offer three different areas of concentration: Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology, for students interested in clinical or public health research methodology; Social and Behavioral Sciences, for those interested in social, psychological, and behavioral influences on health, and in developing health promotion and disease prevention programs; and Health Policy and Administration, for those interested in health policy and evaluation or in health services.

The program will be the first summer session ever offered at YSPH and it will cover the core areas of biostatistics, epidemiology, and health policy, laying the groundwork for students to take more advanced courses in the fall and spring semesters.

In addition, summer courses will be open to students in the M.S. in Chronic Disease Epidemiology Program, which is designed for students who want to enhance their research, data analysis, and study design skills, but do not desire broad training in public health. Students may now meet the biostatistics prerequisite for entering this program by taking the summer biostatistics course, so that the M.S. in Chronic Disease Epidemiology may now be completed within the same timeframe as the Advanced Professional M.P.H. Program.

Yale School of Medicine fellows, residents, and faculty who are not matriculated in a YSPH degree program may also apply for enrollment in summer courses.

To be selected for participation in the Advanced Professional M.P.H. Program, students must be mature, bright, highly motivated, and energetic; have clear goals, and possess high potential for leadership in public health. Applicants are encouraged to apply early since enrollment is limited. The application deadline is January 15, 2008.


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