Advanced Professional MPH Program
Mayur Desai with members of the AP MPH class of 2011.
The eleven-month Advanced Professional MPH Program provides rigorous public health training to individuals with a doctoral-level degree in a field related to public health (e.g., MD, DVM, DDS, or Ph.D in the biological, behavioral, or social sciences) and to medical students who have completed their third year in an accredited medical school in the United States. The program is designed for mature individuals with clear goals in public health. A student can enter the program to gain skills in clinical research methodology or to prepare to be the director of a community health center, a leader in a state or local health department, or a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among other goals. Preventive Medicine Residents and Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fellows can enter the program to complete their M.P.H. degree requirement.
Candidates for the MD/MPH Program must be currently enrolled in the Yale School of Medicine. Students complete the MPH program requirements during the fourth year of this five year program. MD/MPH students are required to complete a thesis instead of a capstone course.