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Masters of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

Definition - What does Masters of Science in Public Health (MSPH) mean?

The Masters of Science in Public Health is a professional degree awarded to those who have completed post-graduate study in the disciplines of both Science and/or Medicine with a major in the study of Public Health. In many countries it is an enrollment pre-requisite to have a medical degree (MD) to undertake this program, though some institutions will allow enrollments from those who have subtitle science degrees and a strong work experience.

Safeopedia explains Masters of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

Though most who undertake the Masters of Science in Public Health are doctors, this degree is not a medical one. It deals primarily with public health practice, and does not have a research based thesis component. This degree teaches environmental health, policy, epidemiology and social and behavioral sciences. The Masters of Science in Public Health degree can take anywhere from one-four years to complete.

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