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Boston University

School of Public Health

Boston, MA

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Overview

Boston University / School of Public Health is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health (MD/MPH)
Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH)
Master of Public Health/Master of Science (MPH/MS)
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health (JD/MPH)
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 542
Doctoral Degrees 13

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Some require practicum or other practical training
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
DrPH requires practicum, research training, some require teaching assistantships

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,298
Applied
1,492
Accepted
266
Enrolled
65%

Applying

140
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline January 1st October 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements U.S. bachelor's degree or international equivalent; most programs require standardized test scores, transcripts, proof of English proficiency (for international students), letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and a CV or r&,esum&,e
Doctoral Degree Requirements MPH or equivalent; most programs require standardized test scores, transcripts, proof of English proficiency (for international students), letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and a CV or r&,esum&,e
Additional Entrance Requirements U.S. bachelor's degree or international equivalent; most programs require standardized test scores, transcripts, proof of English proficiency (for international students), letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and a CV or r&,esum&,e

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$55,458
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

867
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.42%
Black or African American 7.96%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 12.8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
Unknown 5.42%

Gender

Male (16%)
Female (83%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Clinical trials, observational studies, environmental epidemiology, global ecology, environmental sustainability, community health, environmental justice, infectious disease, non-infectious disease, research methods, pharmaceutical assessment, bioethics, health law, human rights, health policy, management, finance and management, family health, disease control in developing countries, child and adolescent health, women's health, health disparities
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
50,348,531

Location & Contact

Address 715 Albany Street, T2C
Boston, MA  02118
United States
Contact Dr. Sandro Galea
Dean
Email: asksph@bu.edu
Phone: 617-358-3301

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