A C A D E M I C S
 



Welcome to the new Masters in Public Health curriculum. We've been updating, revising and making our courses and the whole course navigation "CEPH" compliant and a better career preparation for students.

Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences Public Health Program offers a Master's Degree in Public Health in the following tracks:

It also offers the Doctoral's Degree in Public Health (DrPH) with an Epidemiology focus.


MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH)

The MPH Program is established in response to the needs of our society. It provides a multidisciplinary program through education, research and community service to develop the skills of a public health professional necessary for the protection of health and prevention of disease of the individuals and communities. To accomplish this, PSMHS has developed a 55-credits curriculum that will expose students to the basic concepts in public health, research and fieldwork experiences. Three tracks are offered: epidemiology, environmental and general, with the MPH first year being common to all tracks. The two-year 55 credit program is offered in trimesters with the following credit requirements:
 

 

General

Epidemiology

Environmental Health

Required

40

45

45

Selective

5-6

2-3

2-3

Elective

5-8

3-6

3-6

Practicum

2

2

2

Culminating Experience

0-2

0-2

0-2

Classes in Public Health are offered in the evenings starting at 5:00 pm (Mondays -Thursdays)

DrPH IN EPIDEMIOLOGY (DrPH)

The purpose of the DrPH in Epidemiology is to educate professionals with knowledge, skills and abilities in the development of epidemiological methodology applied to health needs including the identification of risk factors, clinical research, programs assessment, prevention, protection and treatment of diseases.

The DrPH is awarded after the successful completion of an interdisciplinary 63-credits curriculum. Students take a comprehensive test at the end of the 2nd year after their completing their classwork. An original research of a significant contribution to the scientific knowledge or epidemiological application in a particular health field must be completed during the final years of the program.