MPH & MS

 

The Dartmouth Institute offers intensive Masters’ programs that prepare students to lead the change to bridge the delivery of healthcare and population health:

 

  • Master of Public Health (MPH) - 1 year accelerated
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) - 2 year online (with three brief residential periods each year)
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Research (MS)

All three programs emphasize the need for understanding the health care system, using evidence to advocate for change, and adopting scientific methods to serve the interests of patients.   But the emphasis is different in each program.  Below, we explain the shared and differentiating elements of the MPH and MS programs. Specific degree requirements are listed separately.

Shared elements of the MPH & MS programs

The core competencies  are the same for both programs and students in take many courses together (see class profile). 

Dartmouth promotes a healthy skepticism of the “common wisdom” about health care and encourages students to accept findings and apply evidence only after a critical evaluation of its strengths and weaknesses.  Graduates of both the MPH and MS programs work in clinical practice, administration, research, and health policy, where they bring fresh understanding of the complexities of American health care along with the innovation and dedication to achieve real reform.

Differentiating elements of the MPH & MS programs

   

  Master of Public Health   Master of Science in Healthcare Research
     
Typical goal of graduates Improve systems
Manage change in the U.S. health care system by serving as formal and informal leaders who skillfully navigate an organizational environment to improve health, health care, and the value of health services.
    Stimulate improvement
Inform change in the U.S. health care system by conducting research in health and health care to create new knowledge, pushing science forward.

 

       
Distinguishing focus of each program Develops a systems approach to health care, including application of concepts in real world settings.   Develops skills for the design, conduct, evaluation, and presentation of peer reviewed clinical and health services research.

 

Note: students can blend their coursework across the programs to tailor their learning to their individual goals.

Note: Individual students can blend their coursework across these two programs to tailor their learning to their individual goals.

knowledge informs change