Master of Public Health

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Program Description

The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health allows highly-qualified Postbac Premed students to study for and receive a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree during the glide year by pursuing the General Public Health track within the Mailman Accelerated M.P.H. program.

The General Public Health track offers students broader participation in the field of public health as well as formal training in the methods and substantive areas of public health; moreover, it provides a superb foundation for medical education. The General Public Health track also includes a practicum experience, which provides students with opportunities to apply their academic training within a work setting.

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The fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King's College. After the Revolutionary War, it was renamed Columbia in honor of the ne ... Read More

The fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King's College. After the Revolutionary War, it was renamed Columbia in honor of the new American republic. The School of General Studies traces its beginnings to the nineteenth century when the University began serving part-time students, active teachers, other professionals, and the general public. Eventually called University Extension, the School granted Bachelor of Science degrees beginning in 1921. Following World War II and aiming to meet the needs of returning GIs, University Extension was restructured and designated the School of General Studies in 1947. The college began awarding Bachelor of Arts degrees in 1968. Read less