The Master in Public Health Programme at the Yale School of Public Health provides the students with rigorous education and training in public health. A unique sequence of courses, community-based practice, 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.
|Year 3, Semester 1||Students apply to the concurrent degree programme between October 1 and November 1. 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 fulfill 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 awards two scholarships open to students admitted to the YSPH Concurrent Degree Programme. Both scholarships have March deadlines and early April notifications. To apply or to learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The H. L. Kwee Scholarship is a need-based scholarship open to Singaporean citizens which aims to cover the cost of tuition charged by the Yale professional school (unless revised downward based on other aid received; see below). The Scholarship may be awarded to students enrolled in either Concurrent Degree Program, either with the Yale School of Public Health or the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Yale-NUS College Office of Financial Aid.
The Bataua Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship open to students of all nationalities which aims to cover the tuition fees charged by the Yale professional school (unless revised downward based on other aid received; see below). The Bataua Scholarship is awarded first to students enrolled in the Concurrent Degree Program with the Yale School of Forestry, but if there are no suitable recipients in a particular year, the scholarship may be awarded to a student enrolled in the Concurrent Degree Programme with the Yale School of Public Health.
Financial aid may be available from the Yale professional school; students are encouraged to read the YSPH Financial Aid page to learn more.
Note that if a student receives both need-based aid from the Yale professional school (either through internal funding or through FAFSA), and also a Yale-NUS award (H. L. Kwee or Bataua), the Yale-NUS award will be revised downward by the amount of the Yale financial aid award. Aid received from other organizations does not affect the amounts of the Yale-NUS awards.
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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