The following concentrations and tracks are available for students to customize their elective course in the MPH program. They are 3-5 courses each and are added once students have begun the MPH program. Concentrations offer the opportunity for students to direct their internship experiences whereas tracks are exclusively course based.
Here at YSPH, we believe that Global Health is Public Health. This means that it is not just a one department of study but rather an important theme that is woven throughout the program. Students in any department may also participate in the Global Health Concentration.
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Promotion track is a cutting-edge promotion-education program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to implementing evidence-based practices to improve outcomes. This track trains students on the importance and application of implementation science to maternal-child health promotion.
YSPH is on the cutting edge of developing and assessing public health through mathematical modeling. Students in any department may also pursue the modeling concentration.
Vast, persistent and avoidable health inequalities by race, geography, class, gender identity and sexual orientation are well documented. Addressing these inequalities is both a critical challenge and critical objective for public health researchers and practitioners. This concentration is for students who want to not only research and understand health inequities, but to be agents of change for a new generation.
The MPH curriculum, designed to give our students the breadth of skills and perspectives essential to careers in public health, is comprised of:
The core curriculum for the MPH program consists of 5 courses as well as the Professional Skills Seminar. Our foundational classes in biostatistics, epidemiology, social and structural determinants of health inequities, and health policy and health care systems ground students with the breadth of skill sets and perspectives essential to careers in public health. "Major Health Threats" is an interdisciplinary, team-taught course that uses a combination of lectures, case studies and vignette approaches. Students learn to actively apply concepts, hone data interpretation skills, and frame research and health solution projects.