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Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs in the College of Health

The College of Health is committed to developing the next generation of innovative and diverse scientists and leaders in health through its signature graduate programs, including a Master of Public Health (MPH), a Master of Science (MS) in Population Health, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Population Health.

The MS and MPH are offered as 2-year programs as well as a 4+1 accelerated BS or BA/MS and BS or BA/MPH for qualified students entering into or currently enrolled in the College of Health.

Graduate Application

Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree prepares graduate students to work in a variety of local, state, national, and global public health research, practice, and policymaking settings.

Students gain expertise in the core domains of public health, investigate and address the determinants of health using data science, and develop novel and effective avenues for disease prevention and health promotion. The program combines foundational courses in public health with additional courses in data science, qualitative research methods, leadership, cultural understanding and health, and policymaking. Students gain knowledge and skills through coursework, experiential learning opportunities, research projects, and engagement with traditional and non-traditional partners to pursue a healthier world. The MPH program is designed to meet the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation requirements.

Program Requirements

Graduate Application

Master of Science (MS) in Population Health

The Master of Science (MS) in Population Health degree prepares graduate students to investigate and address health determinants using data science and develop novel and effective avenues for disease diagnosis and prevention, health promotion, and intervention. The program combines foundational courses in population health with additional data science, qualitative research methods, population health survey methods, research ethics, and policymaking. Students gain knowledge and skills through coursework, experiential learning opportunities, research projects, and engagement with traditional and non-traditional partners to create a healthier world. 

Program Requirements

Graduate Application

Application Process

A graduate of an accredited college or university may apply for admission to the MS or MPH program. Applications for admission may be completed online and must be submitted by January 1 (priority application deadline for financial aid consideration) or March 1 (regular application deadline)

Application criteria and requirements for the College of Health are listed below.  Additional information may be found in the course catalog.

  • Completed online application
  • $65 application fee
  • Recommended GPA Minimum: 3.0 undergraduate GPA or graduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a minimum of twelve hours of graduate work at other institutions.  Applicants for the MPH will be considered from individuals with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended
  • 2 letters of professional recommendation
  • CV/resume
  • Essay/Personal statement
  • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree prior to entering a graduate degree
  • No entrance examinations (e.g. GRE) are required

 

Graduate Certificate Programs

The graduate certificates in Population Health and in Global Population Health will prepare students to learn and apply graduate-level introductory concepts and methodology in population health and global population health. The 12 credits earned in each certificate program can be applied toward either the MPH or the MS in Population Health. The application fee is $65 for certificate programs.

Certificate Requirements

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Population Health

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Population Health degree prepares doctoral students to investigate, integrate, and address health determinants using data science and develop novel and effective avenues for disease diagnosis and prevention, health promotion, and intervention. The program combines foundational courses in population health with additional data science, qualitative research methods, population health survey methods, research ethics, and policymaking. By providing a strong disciplinary and methodological foundation in Population Health through coursework, experiential learning opportunities, research projects, and engagement with traditional and non-traditional partners to pursue a healthier world, the Ph.D. program prepares students to pursue an independent line of inquiry and develop their own body of research.

Application criteria and requirements for the College of Health are listed below.  Additional information may be found in the course catalog.

  • Completed online application
  • $65 application fee
  • Recommended GPA Minimum: 3.0 cumulative GPA in last degree program completed (i.e., undergraduate or graduate program)
  • Official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended
  • 3 letters of professional recommendation
  • CV/resume
  • Essay/Personal statement
  • Identification and acceptance of initial doctoral College of Health faculty advisor
  • Sample of written work or product 
  • Interview
  • No entrance examinations (e.g. GRE) are required

Graduate Application

Graduate Degree Contact

For more information about the College of Health graduate programs, please contact: Dr. Fathima Wakeel, Director of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor, incoh@lehigh.edu