The Five-Year Concurrent Degree Programme (CDP) offered by Yale-NUS College and the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) is designed for students who want a broad liberal arts and sciences education and a career in the field of 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:
At the end of the programme, CDP students will graduate with two degrees – the Yale-NUS Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree and the Master of Public Health from Yale. It is expected that students will be able to complete the programme in five academic years.
Candidates apply for the programme during the first semester of their third year at Yale-NUS. Those accepted into the programme will be in residence at YSPH during the first semester of their fourth year and the entire fifth year. During the second semester of their fourth year, students take courses at Yale-NUS and at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. CDP students are required to work in a public health-related internship in the summer between their fourth and fifth years.
This programme invites candidates from a variety of disciplines. Past CDP students have majored in Psychology, Global Affairs, Life Sciences, Anthropology, and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). Before and during the programme, students can gain experience from a variety of experiential learning opportunities including internships in the public and private sector, study abroad programmes, and research. To help navigate potential options, CDP applicants and students receive support from CIPE advisors and a Yale-NUS faculty advisor.