Academic Calendar – Online MPH Program

At The Dartmouth Institute, our students learn how to create change at the systems level and improve health care for patients everywhere.

The curriculum for our two-year online MPH program is built upon the success of our residential program and customized for blended online and residential learning, allowing students to continue their full-time jobs while pursuing their studies.  

New students begin the program in July with three residential periods held on the Dartmouth campus each academic year.

Below is a snapshot of key dates during the two years of the online MPH program for the Class of 2018.* Course dates for the Class of 2019 will follow a similar format.

On Campus, Year 1

  • Week of August 8, 2016 for 6 days
  • Week of December 12, 2016 for 4 days
  • Week of March 21, 2017 for 4 days

On Campus, Year 2

  • Week of August 7, 2017 for 4 days
  • Week of December 11, 2017 for 4 days
  • Week of March 19, 2018 for 5 days

For questions and more information, contact our admissions team:

Email: Dartmouth.Institute.Admissions@dartmouth.edu
Phone: 603-650-1530

Online MPH Program – Year 1

July 2016 Online –  Orientation and Pre-Work
Practicum – Identify Potential Topic of Interest
August 8-13, 2016 On Campus for 6 Days
Program Kickoff – The Health Care Road Map: How Did We Get Here? Where Do We Go?
August 14-21, 2016 Break
August 22, 2016 – November 22, 2016 Online Coursework –  Curriculum topics to focus on Population Health Foundations and will include subtopics in Structure and Policy; Determinants, Designs, and Data Sources; Healthcare Economics; Coproducing Health Care; Healthcare Ethics
Practicum – Develop Your Topic Area
November 23-27, 2016 Break
November 28, 2016 – December 11, 2016 Practicum – Work on Problem Statements
December 12-15, 2016 On Campus for 4 Days
Ethics in Health and Health Care
December 16, 2016 – January 1, 2017 Break
January 2, 2017 –
March 12, 2017
Online Coursework – Curriculum topics to include Epidemiology of Health and Healthcare; Biostatistics
Practicum – Draft Project Plan
March 13-19, 2017 Break
March 20-23, 2017 On Campus for 4 Days
Ethics in Health and Health Care
March 27, 2017 –
May 28, 2017
Online Coursework – Curriculum topics to include Qualitative & Survey Research Methods; Improvement Methods
Practicum – Finalize Project Plan
Intersession, 2017 Online Coursework – Introduction to Environmental Health
Practicum Work
July 2017 Break

Online MPH Program – Year 2

August 1-6, 2017 Practicum Intensive
August 9-12, 2017 On Campus for 4 Days
Dealing with Differences: Communication, Negotiation, Teamwork
August 13-20, 2017 Break
August 21, 2017 – November 19, 2017 Online Coursework –  Curriculum topics to include Applied Epidemiology; Health Services Administration; Using Data to Inform Decision-Making
Practicum – Continue Project
November 20-26, 2017 Break
Early December 2017 Practicum – Work on Project Manager’s Report
December 11-14, 2017 On Campus for 4 Days
Dealing with Differences: Communication, Negotiation, Teamwork
December 21, 2017 – January 1, 2018 Break
January 1, 2018 –
March 11, 2018
Online Coursework – Curriculum topics to include Strategic Communication for Health and Healthcare; Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Change; Advanced Health Policy
Practicum – Reporting
March 12-18, 2018 Break
March 19-23, 2018 On Campus for 4 Days
Practicum Presentation
Dealing with Differences: Communication, Negotiation, Teamwork
March 26, 2018 –
June 3, 2018
Online Coursework – Curriculum topics to include Healthcare Innovation; Strategy for Population Health; International Health Systems
Practicum – Delivery of final paper
June 2018 Graduation

*This calendar is evolving and subject to change as courses and dates are added.

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