Dartmouth offers a 1 year full-time non-traditional Master of Public Health program that provides a uniquely comprehensive introduction to the U.S. health care systems and its impact on population health. This 56 credit program offers a generalist curriculum using an evidence-based approach focused on health outcomes and methods of analysis common to public health, MPH students gain an understanding of the medical care and public health systems.
Tools and analytic methods are offered to:
The Master of Public Health degree can be completed full-time in one year or part-time over two to three years. It is an accredited degree program through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the accrediting body for schools and programs of public health.
The Dartmouth Institute has become a founding member of the newly formed Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), formerly known as the Association of School of Public Health (ASPH).
The ASPH board of directors has approved a resolution to create the new association to represent Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited programs and schools of public health. The ASPH board, following two years of discussion about and exploration of the changing environment of public health education, concluded that there is a great need for collective leadership for all CEPH-accredited academic public health education.
CEPH is the independent agency recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education as the accrediting agency for public health schools and programs. Accreditation is a rigorous peer-review process designed to assume quality education and training. The accreditation “seal of approval” means graduates are prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce. The Dartmouth Institute’s MPH program has been accredited since 2003.
“In general, being a founding member of ASPPH is great for The Dartmouth Institute,” said Karen Tombs, acting director of the Center for Education. “It puts us on the same map as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, University of Washington, and so many other great schools of public health. It increases the opportunities for collaboration in education, research and practice.
“More specifically, it raises awareness for our MPH program through our inclusion on ASPPH’s centralized application system, where an applicant can complete a single application and send it out to multiple institutions in one click of a button. Being a founding member of ASPPH also improves fellowship opportunities for our students and alumni and improves research funding opportunities for our faculty as well. We look forward to being a part of ASPPH and collectively contributing in many ways to the improvement of health and health care.”