Differences Between the MPH and MS Programs offered by the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

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Description MPH MS
Degree Focus Students learn the full spectrum of public health but also specialize in a specific area. They enhance their research skills, but also gain experience through hands-on work in the public health field. The MS has a focus on enhancing research and technical skills and knowledge.
Total Course Units for Degree 20 10
Length of Degree 2 years 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Annual Tuition (2019-20) $46,000 $43,300
Career Opportunities Epidemiologist at CDC, state, and local health departments

Surveillance programs at WHO, USDA

Research assistants at universities/ medical centers such as UCSF, Harvard School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine

Medical School - Boston University School of Medicine, Yale University, Weill Medical School
Technical analyst at governmental organizations, NGO, pharmaceutical companies

Clinical research in epidemiology

Research Associates at major research universities or research organizations, hospitals or healthcare consulting

Doctoral degree in epidemiology

Careers in population health informatics and data science
Applications Site     SOPHAS.ORG Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences