JHSPH MPH vs. MSPH

swordswithfriends

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    Are these two degrees at Hopkins significantly different? Apart from the 2-year work requirement for their MPH and the longer practicum for the MSPH, both the programs seem quite similar in terms of courses that need to be taken and skill sets that they develop.

    For people with international field experience but no medical degrees and research experience, which of these two degrees would be a better choice? Would finding jobs be easier with the MSPH?
     

    TheWorldWarrior

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      Well, the 1 year program...is limited to individuals with doctoral level degrees I believe. If you don't have a doctoral level degree then you'll be automatically rejected...probably. 2 year is for you unless you can make the case your work experience makes up for all of that.
       

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        Well, the 1 year program...is limited to individuals with doctoral level degrees I believe. If you don't have a doctoral level degree then you'll be automatically rejected...probably. 2 year is for you unless you can make the case your work experience makes up for all of that.

        This is not correct. The 1 year program MPH program is for people with doctoral degrees or two years of work experience.

        As far as the difference between an MSPH and MPH, they are two professional degrees, however the MSPH is a more focused degree (department specific) whereas the MPH is a school wide degree where students are required to take classes in the core disciplines of public health (environmental health, HPM, biostatistics, epidemiology and health behavior and society). There is a practicum associated with both, however the practicum for the MSPH is longer in duration.

        On the JHSPH website there is an explanation of the difference between both degrees:

        http://www.jhsph.edu/departments/international-health/faq.html#MSPH-MPH
         

        TheWorldWarrior

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          This is not correct. The 1 year program MPH program is for people with doctoral degrees or two years of work experience.

          As far as the difference between an MSPH and MPH, they are two professional degrees, however the MSPH is a more focused degree (department specific) whereas the MPH is a school wide degree where students are required to take classes in the core disciplines of public health (environmental health, HPM, biostatistics, epidemiology and health behavior and society). There is a practicum associated with both, however the practicum for the MSPH is longer in duration.

          On the JHSPH website there is an explanation of the difference between both degrees:

          http://www.jhsph.edu/departments/international-health/faq.html#MSPH-MPH

          woops. well, i feel super ignorant right about now.
           
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