What Distinguishes the Washington University Master of Population Health Sciences degree?

  • The MPHS curriculum is designed specifically for clinician-researchers. Not only do students learn how to analyze complex population health research study designs, but they put their knowledge to work through applied coursework using topics relevant to their careers, including the development of research study protocols, performing systematic reviews and designing epidemiologic studies.
  • The Master of Population Health Sciences program’s uniquely thorough research methods curriculum is designed to ensure that students substantially advance their clinical research competency and productivity.
  • With no research thesis/capstone requirements, MPHS students are able to deepen their learning by focusing on the most effective clinical research methods and developing advanced skill sets for future population health research design and implementation. MPHS students can also choose from four concentrations to focus their study on specific areas of population health.
  • Students establish a broad network of mentors and collaborators by interacting with Washington University public health and medical faculty who are renowned for teaching, public health practice, and ongoing cutting-edge research in the United States and around the world.
  • The full-time, 10-month format (33 credit hours) allows for in-depth, efficient study that fits with clinical practice at any point in a clinical career.
  • The Master of Population Health Sciences program is integrated into the Washington University School of Medicine, the no. 6 medical school in the county. (U.S. News & World Report)

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