All you need to know about Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in China

China is not only a leader in trade, landmass, and population but it’s also stand strong in the field of education: indeed, it’s home to some of the world’s best universities which most of them are specialized in Public Health. In China you can find many affordable yet globally-recognized Masters programs in Public Health.

A master’s in public health is an option for those interested in health and health care on a broader scale than provider-to-patient care and it can be quite rewarding career. It pairs well with other degree options and can stand on its own.

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But what exactly is a master’s in public health?

An MPH degree is a graduate-level degree that prepares students to work with specific populations and communities to improve their health through awareness, education, policy, and research. A master’s in public health program provides an advanced understanding of the 5 main disciplines of public health (biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health policy & administration, and social & behavioral sciences).

A master’s in public health has a standard duration of two years for full-time students but there are also accelerated programs which last one year. Students will take the knowledge, skills, and tools they have learned during the first portion of their MPH program and apply them to the second half, usually through conducting original research and practicum experience.

The master’s degree has more advantages than many bachelor’s degree in the field because it allows students to specialize in a specific area of public health then become hands-on while discovering which roles are best suited for them.

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A master’s in public health has specific admission requirements which generally include a bachelor’s degree in related fields (health, medical, nursing, biology or life sciences). The you’ll need a standardized test scores (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc.), letters of recommendation, a resume or CV and a personal statement. Depending on the school or program chosen, it may be required that prospective students have a designated amount of time working in a professional, health-related work environment: in schools such as Tsinghua University students also need to have at least two years’ work experience in public health or related fields.

As you already might know, study in China is not that expensive compared the western or other foreigner countries.  The tuition fees for a master’s in public health are around 5000 USD per year (the cost may vary according to the university chosen).

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