FAQs

There will be an information session to answer all questions for prospective students on September 15, 2015. Time and location: TBDcollapse
Yes, students majoring in any department may apply. However, some majors may have expectations that would make the requirements of the B.A.-B.S./M.P.H. Program more challenging to complete. This is particularly likely for students studying abroad during their junior year.collapse
Definitely not. Many of our M.P.H. students go on to additional academic training, in either other professional schools or doctoral programs. A large number spend their careers in positions that would not be considered a part of the conventional public health field.collapse
BA-BS/MPH students should take four courses at the School of Public Health before the end of the senior year, including the MPH core courses in Biostatistics (BIS 505a and BIS 505b) and Epidemiology (BIS 508a). Students should also take two Yale College courses from the approved elective list.collapse
No. The financial aid resources at Yale College are considerably more extensive than the resources available at the School of Public Health. The maximum need-based grant we are able to award to M.P.H. students during the 2009-2010 academic year was $9,000. However, you are able to earn a Masters degree that would normally require two years of study in just one additional year, and this does result in substantial tuition savings.collapse
The two theses must be separate products. It may be sensible for some students to develop their master's thesis as an extension of their undergraduate thesis, though this would need to be negotiated with the faculty advisor at the School of Public Health.collapse
Global Health is an interdisciplinary, school-wide program that can be combined with any of our M.P.H. concentrations.  You may indicate your interest in the Global Health Program on the admissions application.collapse
Please contact Mary Keefe in the Office of Student Affairs at (203) 785-6276.collapse