The Master in Public Health Programme at the Yale School of Public Health is designed to provide the students with rigorous education and training in public health. A unique sequencing of courses, community-based practice activities, and field or laboratory research provides students with multiple opportunities to tailor their academic programmes to their specific career interests. Students can choose concentrations in:
A total of 18 course units is required for the MPH degree. Students in the this programme affiliate with one of the above five departments at the School of Public Health. Their primary adviser comes from this department/programme and their specific requirements within the five-year programme are defined by this affiliation. Several course requirements will be taken during Year 4, semester 1 at Yale College, with the remaining requirements satisfied during the one-year enrollment at the Yale School of Public Health.
The following information provides guidance from the type of courses you must take in order to be considered for this programme, to advice on topics such as what to do during your summers to be a competitive candidate. CIPE is here to help you prepare for a successful application process!
|Year 3, Semester 1||Students apply to the concurrent degree programme between October 1 and November 1, 2017. Interviews take place during the last week in November and are conducted by telephone or Skype. Students are notified of the decision on their application in early December|
|Year 3, Semester 2||In January, Students inform CIPE of their acceptance and prepare for study abroad the following semester. Throughout Year 3, Students take Yale-NUS major courses and courses that will prepare them for graduate level courses at YSPH. Students may opt to study abroad for a semester during year 2 or 3, but should consult with their Major Advisor to make sure they fulfil all undergraduate modular requirements|
|Year 4, Semester 1||Accepted students spend this semester at the Yale School of Public Health taking 4 courses and begin work on capstone projects|
|Year 4, Semester 2||Students spend this semester at Yale-NUS completing capstone project, taking 2 approved public-health related courses at Yale-NUS or NUS and 1 elective/major course|
|Summer Break between Year 4 and Year 5||Students participate in a ten-week public health-related internship during this time. Internships must be approved by the Office of Public Health Practice|
|Year 5||Students spend entire fifth year at the School of Public Health taking prescribed classes|
Admissions decisions are made strictly by YSPH, and CIPE does not make any admissions decisions or recommendations. Applicants are assessed by YSPH on their:
For information on application, refer to YSPH’s Application Procedures.
Yale-NUS administers two scholarships open to students applying to the YSPH Concurrent Degree Programme.
The H. L. Kwee Scholarship is open to Singaporean citizens and is a need-based scholarship. Information of the Scholarship Scheme is attached here. The Procedure for the Scholarship is listed here. Finally, the Application Form itself is attached here. Students are required to submit their application for the Scholarship on Symplicity.
The Bataua Scholarship is open to students of all nationalities and is a merit-based scholarship. Information of the Scholarship Scheme is attached here. The Procedure for the Scholarship is listed here. Finally, the Application Form itself is attached here. Students are required to submit their application for the Scholarship on Symplicity.
Students are encouraged to read the YSPH Financial Aid page to learn more about the YSPH financial aid options.
CIPE encourages students to closely monitor the deadlines for all merit-based, need-based, and federal scholarships and loans.
Students will offer a minimum of 135 Yale-NUS modular credits plus 18 course credits at Yale over five years. Students are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information regarding requirements for their major from their respective faculty/departments. The MC system will be used for Yale-NUS College only and the course credit system will be used by YSPH only. Yale-NUS College modules are designed as 5 MC while one YSPH course credit is one module.
YSPH – 18 course credits
A maximum of 2 courses in the student’s major or electives taken at Yale-NUS or NUS (with prior approval) may be counted towards the MPH degree requirements. This amounts to 8 to 10 MCs at Yale-NUS College. Due to this double counting of 2 Yale-NUS and/or NUS modules in Semester 2 of Year 4, the undergraduate component of this CDP program will appears as 135+8=143/135+10=145 MCs on the Yale-NUS undergraduate transcript, dependent on the 8 to 10 MC credit range.
Students are encouraged to confer early with their faculty advisor about capstone requirements at Yale-NUS, particularly if the student plans to spend a semester away beyond the Year 4 Semester 1 time at Yale.
Students will receive two separate transcripts reflecting their undergraduate and graduate work.
ACADEMIC COURSEWORK INFORMATION
Student take at least four of the following courses during this semester:
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