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Switching specializations or degree status within schools?

Discussion in 'Public Health Degrees (Masters and Doctoral)' started by Veera, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. Veera

    Veera New Member

    Jun 8, 2005
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    For those of you already in MPH programs (or those who have looked into this): how easy is it to switch your specialization (such as Social and Behavioral Sciences to Health Policy and Management) once you are enrolled?

    And what about switching degree status in midstream? (such as changing from an MPH to an MS [such as at UCLA], not in cases where one requires different background of applicants -- or doing one year of an MPH, and then applying to be a doctoral student (not where the MPH is a prereq))

    Obviously, it is best for someone to apply to and start in the program and specialization that they want to do and will likely stick with - but I am just wondering about the flexibility that is usually available at various schools (and wondering how set in stone the choice of application I make now might be!)

  2. pedsid

    pedsid Member
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    Apr 12, 2004
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    I think it's pretty easy to switch specializations here ... I know a few folks that were torn between health policy and international health. I think the biggest barrier is time ... if your too far along in your program.

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