Public Health

Shirley Anderson, Academic Adviser.

Since the field of public health includes such a wide variety of career disciplines, the training opportunities offered by Schools of Public Health present a striking array of distinctly different program tracks.

Students preparing to enter graduate professional programs in public health should realize that the various career options require different types of preparation, and that they have a significant advantage if they anticipate prerequisite differences early. While no particular group of prerequisites can be considered constant for all program tracks, students will find that certain basic public health elements are fundamental to all. Therefore, the applicant who has included in his undergraduate preparation courses in general statistics, epidemiology, public health administration, environmental health, and behavioral science may benefit from advanced standing and/or course waivers for these requirements once accepted into the graduate program.