Advanced Professional Degree Graduates

The 11-month Advanced Professional M.P.H. Program provides rigorous public health training to:

  1. Individuals with a doctoral (or international equivalent) degree in a field related to public health (e.g., physicians, dentists, podiatrists, pharmacists, veterinarians, attorneys, and those with a doctorate in the biological, behavioral, or social sciences);
  2. Individuals with a master’s degree and at least 2 years of relevant work experience;
  3. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of relevant work experience; and
  4. Students who have completed their third year in an accredited medical, dental, or podiatric school in the United States. 

The program is designed for mature individuals with clear goals in public health. Students can enter the program to gain skills in the public health sciences and to prepare for careers in a variety of settings, including academia; local, national, or international public health agencies; industry; and nonprofit foundations and research organizations. Physicians in preventive medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, and aerospace medicine residency programs can enter the program to complete their M.P.H. degree requirement. 

Students concentrate in one of six tracks: Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Health Policy, Global Health, Preventive Medicine, or Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The program begins with an intensive 7-week summer session in July-August, followed by two full-time semesters of study. After completing the 7-week summer session, students may choose to complete the remainder of the program on a part-time basis; however, all requirements must be completed within 3 years of the date of matriculation.

Applicants for the Yale MD/MPH Program must be currently enrolled in the Yale School of Medicine. Yale medical students interested in the MD/MPH program should contact Professor Mayur Desai (

Apply to the Advanced Professional MPH Program

Applications to this program are received through the SOPHAS website. For further information follow the instructions in the Admissions section for the MPH program.

Advanced Professional MPH Program at the Yale School of Public Health

Advanced Professional MPH Program at the Yale School of Public Health

The Yale School of Public Health's 11 month advanced professional program is for people who have a doctoral level degree or are third year US medical students.