Public Health

Public Health

What is Public Health?

  • The science and art of protecting and improving community health through health education, promotion, research and disease prevention strategies.
  • Knowledge and application of multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary population-based methods of research, teaching and practice involving various academic disciplines.

Distinctions Between Public Health and Clinical Health Professions:

Public Health Clinical Health
Population Individual
Health Disease
Prevention and Health Promotion Diagnosis and Treatment

(source: American Public Health Association)

There are many core areas of study in public health. For more information, visit the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health.

Each program or track within a given department may set additional requirements for admission; therefore, applicants should refer to the individual programs for details. Find an academic program.

Visit “This is Public Health” website for event listings.

Application Timeline (begins the spring prior to the cycle you plan to apply)

January – April

June – August

  • Begin drafting your personal statement
  • Finalize list of target programs, noting application deadlines
  • Request transcripts be sent to application services

September – January

  • Submit applications as early as possible for processing by SOPHAS or individual school application services.

January – April

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Internships at IRIS CT – Integrated Refugee & Immigration Services

About IRIS

IRIS empowers refugees and immigrants to become self-sufficient and integrated into their new communities. At the same time, newcomers enrich our communities, making this a better place for all of us. IRIS is a non-profit agency whose mission is …

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2021 LSWC Breakout Group Insights & Summary

At MassBioEd’s 6th Annual Life Sciences Workforce Conference, expert facilitators led group discussions on specific workforce challenge areas in expanding the pool of workers. Summaries of the insights from the conversations have now been published. Despite the very different focus …

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Black Pre-Health Students at Yale

Are you a Black pre-health student interested in improving the Black experience regarding healthcare? Or looking for a community of like-minded pre-health Black peers? Join Black Pre-Health!
We are a student organization dedicated to inaugurating an empowering, educational, and preparatory …

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Requesting Letters of Evaluation for Health Professions Programs

Letters Overview

Evaluations are important. They are personal statements about you as well as about your work. Think carefully about the evaluations you solicit. Health professional school admissions committees are interested in a variety of competencies that include:

Thinking & …

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Career Resources

In June 2020, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), with endorsement of other health associations, published a Statement on …

The following list includes a sample of post-graduate fellowships in Public Health/Health Policy. This is not intended to be a …

The following list includes a sample of post-graduate fellowships in Health Research / Pre-Health. This is not intended to be a …

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Address

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