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Why limit yourself to a single discipline? Let yourself explore how health intersects with other fields. Berkeley offers unmatched opportunities for interdisciplinary study.
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Are you already dedicated to your career, but want to earn a degree in public health? Berkeley offers an On-campus/Online Professional MPH Degree Program that lets you work full-time while you learn at Berkeley.
About our online degree program
The School of Public Health offers master’s and doctoral programs in a wide range of public health disciplines. Applicants to our programs must first choose the degree program and area of concentration to which they will apply.
The primary concern of biostatistics is the development and application of techniques to improve the understanding of data that are relevant to issues in health, medical, and biological sciences. Degrees offered: MPH, MS, PhD
Doctor of Public Health
The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree program is an interdisciplinary, Schoolwide professional degree program training doctoral students to be research leaders, public health policymakers, and public health practitioners.
Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental health sciences focuses on the human health impacts of physical, biological, and chemical agents in the community and workplace; in particular, the quantitative evaluation of these environmental risks and the means of their control. Degrees offered: MPH, PhD
Epidemiology is concerned with the study of factors that determine the distribution of health and disease in human populations. Degrees offered: MPH, MS, PhD
The resources of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Divisions combine to offer a curricular track aimed at acquiring proficiency in both areas. Degree offered: MPH
Health & Social Behavior
The study of health and social behavior trains scholars and practitioners to identify and analyze social, cultural, and bio-behavioral determinants of health and health behavior; and to design, implement, and evaluate interventions and policies aimed at improving community and population health. Degree offered: MPH
Health Policy & Management
A concentration in health policy and management prepares students for senior-level leadership positions in health services policy and management, and trains them to conduct research and disseminate knowledge to advance the organization, financing, and delivery of health and medical services. Degrees offered: MPH; concurrent MPH with MPP, MBA, or MCP
Health Services & Policy Analysis
Health Services and Policy Analysis is an interdisciplinary doctoral program that prepares students for careers in research, teaching, and public service in university, governmental, and public policy settings. Degree offered: PhD
Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology
The study of infectious diseases focuses on interactions between infectious agents, their hosts, and the environment that may lead to disease in humans. Degrees offered: MPH; PhD in Infectious Diseases and Immunity
The Interdisciplinary MPH is an 11-month program designed to meet the needs of mature scholars who have specific public health career goals and a demonstrated ability to work independently.
Maternal & Child Health
Maternal and child health promotes and protects the health status and well-being of women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families through excellence in training, research, continuing education, service, and advocacy. Degrees offered: MPH; Concurrent MPH/MSW
The On-Campus Online MPH program offers a flexible online format that lets you continue working full time while completing your M.P.H. degree in seven semesters, with two on-campus visits.
Public Health Nutrition
Public health nutrition emphasizes the application of food and nutrition knowledge, policy, and research to the improvement of the health of populations. Degree offered: MPH
UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program
The Joint Medical Program is an accredited, five-year MS/MD program at UC Berkeley and UCSF. Its comprehensive approach to medical education exposes students to the human, sociocultural and bioethical dimensions of health and disease.
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