MPH & MS Requirements

All Dartmouth degrees are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  TDI's MPH degree is also accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

 
 

Master of Public Health
(course titles and content are subject to change)

Master of Science in Healthcare Research

Shared required courses

(#) = credits

Critical Issues in Health & Health Care (4)
Continual Improvement of Healthcare (4)
Inferential Methods & Systematic Review (4+4)
Epidemiology & Biostatistics I (4+4)
Current Status of Practice Variation Research (1)              
  TOTAL: 25 credits

Distinctive required courses

(#) = credits

Strategic & Financial Management of Health Care Institutions (4)
Environmental Health Science & Policy (4)
Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health (4)
    TOTAL: 12 credits

Epidemiology & Biostatistics II (6)
Survey Research Methods & Principles (4)
Take at least one of the following practicum project courses:

  • Advanced Methods in Health Services Research (6)
  • Decision & Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (6) (also available as a 4-credit elective)

    TOTAL: 16 credits

Culminating experiences

(#) = credits

Each student completes an individual:

  • Capstone project (written and oral presentations), providing students with an opportunity to apply principles and skills learned in the classroom and in the field to the measurement, organization, and improvement of health. (4-6) [Example projects.]
  • internship in an organization, providing students with an opportunity to apply principles and skills learned in the classroom – the measurement, organization, and improvement of health – to real situations in the field.  (4) [Example internships.]

Each student completes an individual:

  • Capstone project (written and oral presentations), providing students with an opportunity to apply principles and skills learned in the classroom to create a submission-ready proposal for a research grant to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (6)  [Example projects. Note: Students with a well-developed research question or strong research background may move beyond the proposal stage to undertake a research project.
  • Practicum project, providing students with an opportunity to complete more advanced project work in one of two research methods courses. (# of credits included above)
 

Minimum of 9-11 credits of electives

Minimum of 9 credits of electives

Elective courses

(#) = credits

Any TDI course listed above that is not required for the student’s degree
Statistical Measurement & Analysis for Quality Improvement (4)
Design & Improvement of Clinical Microsystems (6)
Geographies of Health & Disease (4)
Pharmaceuticals, Health, and Health Policy (4)
Medical Care and the Corporation (3)
Qualitative Methods Toolbox (2)
Patient Safety: Reducing Medical Errors (2)
Practical Approaches for Today’s Health Care Ethics Challenges (2)
Current Issues in Health Policy: Understanding Health Reform (2)
Patient-centered Health Communications (2)
International Perspectives on Health Care Systems (2)
Dartmouth electives (at Tuck, Thayer, or Geisel)

 

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

 

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