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“4+1” One-Year MPH (for recipients of an Undergraduate BA from Berkeley Public Health)

A one year on-campus master of public health program.

This program is an accelerated master’s degree track for UC Berkeley students who have completed their bachelor’s degree with a major in public health. The Berkeley Public Health programs that participate in this unique track include: Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Infectious Disease and Vaccinology, and Public Health Nutrition.

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Bachelor of Arts in Public Health (BA)

A four year on-campus bachelor of arts in public health program.

UC Berkeley undergraduates with a major in public health will develop and apply knowledge from multiple disciplines for the promotion and protection of the health of the human population, giving due consideration to principles of human rights and cultural perspectives that abound in our multicultural country and world.

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Biostatistics (MA)

A two year on-campus master of arts in biostatistics program.

Students address many issues in the health, medical and biological sciences by collecting and exploring relevant data. We offer training in the theory of statistics and biostatistics and computer implementation of analytic methods, as well as provide opportunities to use this knowledge in areas of biological and medical research.

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Biostatistics (PhD)

A three to five year on-campus doctor of philosophy in biostatistics program.

Students address many issues in the health, medical and biological sciences by collecting and exploring relevant data. We offer training in the theory of statistics and biostatistics and computer implementation of analytic methods, as well as provide opportunities to use this knowledge in areas of biological and medical research.

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Certificate in Global Public Health

A one year hybrid certificate in global public health program.

This certificate is offered to non-UC Berkeley students. The program explores health-related issues affecting populations in the United States and worldwide and covers a range of disciplines and methods relevant to promoting and protecting human health, emerging health issues, and healthcare systems.

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Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

A three to four year on-campus doctor of public health program.

Our doctoral program provides a transdisciplinary command of the field of public health, including the determinants of health and the scientific and professional leadership skills to translate this knowledge into effective health interventions. Most graduates occupy leadership positions with major influence on public health research, policy, programs and systems.

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Environmental Health Sciences (MPH)

A two year on-campus master of public health in environmental health sciences program.

Microbial and chemical contamination of water or air, unplanned urbanization, industrialization, climate change, and other sources of environmental exposure affect human populations everyday. Through cutting-edge methods and multinational research collaborations, we prepare tomorrow’s leaders in environmental health to assess the impacts of environmental exposure and advance the means for their control.

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Environmental Health Sciences (MS)

A two year on-campus master of science in environmental health sciences program.

Microbial and chemical contamination of water or air, unplanned urbanization, industrialization, climate change and other sources of environmental exposure affect human populations everyday. Through cutting-edge methods and multinational research collaborations, we prepare tomorrow’s leaders in environmental health to assess the impacts of environmental exposure and advance the means for their control.

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Environmental Health Sciences (PhD)

A two to five year on-campus doctor of philosophy in environmental health sciences program.

Microbial and chemical contamination of water or air, unplanned urbanization, industrialization, climate change and other sources of environmental exposure affect human populations everyday. Through cutting-edge methods and multinational research collaborations, we prepare tomorrow’s leaders in environmental health to assess the impacts of environmental exposure and advance the means for their control.

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Epidemiology (MPH)

A one year on-campus master of public health in epidemiology program.

Epidemiology is concerned with the study of factors that determine the distribution of health and disease in human populations. Our faculty and students aim to discover the causes of disease, to advance and evaluate methods of disease prevention, and to aid in planning and evaluating the effectiveness of public health programs.

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Epidemiology (MS)

A two year on-campus master of science in epidemiology program.

Epidemiology is concerned with the study of factors that determine the distribution of health and disease in human populations. Our faculty and students aim to discover the causes of disease, to advance and evaluate methods of disease prevention and to aid in planning and evaluating the effectiveness of public health programs.

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Epidemiology (PhD)

A four to five year on-campus doctor of philosophy in epidemiology program.

Epidemiology is concerned with the study of factors that determine the distribution of health and disease in human populations. Our faculty and students aim to discover the causes of disease, to advance and evaluate methods of disease prevention, and to aid in planning and evaluating the effectiveness of public health programs.

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Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MPH)

A two year on-campus master of public health in epidemiology and biostatistics program.

Our program offers a curricular track directed toward acquiring proficiency in both biostatistics and epidemiology. Training emphasizes the development of skills applicable to the study of the occurrence and distribution of disease, focusing on determining the impact and magnitude of disease frequency so that effective control measures can be designed.

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Global Health and Environment (MPH)

A two year on-campus master of public health in global health and environment program.

The most pressing and complicated health challenges facing the global community require a transdisciplinary approach from global health leaders. Our curriculum emphasizes a multipronged skillset to understand the pathways and control measures for environmental pollutants—including pesticides, air pollutants, industrial contaminants, and vector-borne and waterborne pathogens—at the household, community, regional and global levels.

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Global Health and Environment (MS)

A two year on-campus master of science in global health and environment program.

The most pressing and complicated health challenges facing the global community require a transdisciplinary approach from global health leaders. Our curriculum emphasizes a multipronged skillset to understand the pathways and control measures for environmental pollutants—including pesticides, air pollutants, industrial contaminants, and vector-borne and waterborne pathogens—at the household, community, regional and global levels.

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Global Public Health Undergraduate Summer Minor

A one year on-campus undergraduate summer minor in global public health program.

With the summer minor in global public health, UC Berkeley undergraduates explore health-related issues affecting populations in the United States and worldwide. Students complete courses covering a range of disciplines and methods relevant to promoting and protecting human health, emerging health issues, and healthcare systems.

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Health and Social Behavior (MPH)

A two year on-campus master of public health in health and social behavior program.

Community-based interventions require a close analysis of the interactions between the individual and society. Through survey methods and bio-behavioral research, we train scholars and practitioners to identify the social determinants of health in order to design, implement and evaluate policies and interventions geared towards improving the health of individuals and communities.

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Health Policy (PhD)

A four to five year on-campus doctor of philosophy in health policy program.

Health policy is an interdisciplinary field that examines the organization and financing of health systems and services; the impact of health policies on population health; and the economic, social and behavioral determinants of health. We prepare students for research careers in health policy and health services research, teaching, and public service in university, governmental and public policy settings.

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Health Policy and Management (One-year MPH)

A one year on-campus master in public health in health policy and management program.

Community-based interventions require a close analysis of the interactions between the individual and society. Through survey methods and bio-behavioral research, we train students to identify the social determinants of health in order to design, implement and evaluate policies and interventions geared towards improving the health of individuals and communities.

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Health Policy and Management (Two-year MPH)

A two year on-campus master in public health in health policy and management program.

Community-based interventions require a close analysis of the interactions between the individual and society. Through survey methods and bio-behavioral research, we train students to identify the social determinants of health in order to design, implement and evaluate policies and interventions geared towards improving the health of individuals and communities.

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Infectious Diseases and Immunity (PhD)

A five year on-campus doctor of philosophy in infectious diseases and immunity program.

This wet lab infectious disease research program focuses on immune response, vaccine development and microbiome research. We emphasize integrated multidisciplinary training and multiple areas of inquiry, including the biology of host-pathogen interactions, the ecology of disease agents, molecular and cellular aspects of pathogenesis, surveillance and epidemiological analysis, as well as vaccine and disease prevention and control.

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Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology (MPH)

A two year on-campus master of public health in infectious diseases and vaccinology program.

In a multidisciplinary program, we train students to understand the interactions between infectious diseases, their hosts and the environment that may lead to the spread of disease. Topics include the biology of host-pathogen interactions, host immune response to infection, the evolution and transmission of infectious agents, and laboratory methods of infectious disease surveillance.

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Interdisciplinary Master of Public Health (MPH)

A one year on-campus interdisciplinary master of public health program.

This is an accelerated, one-year program designed to meet the needs of mature scholars with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds and specific public health career goals in mind. The program focuses on an interdisciplinary understanding of complex issues and the leadership challenges of successful interventions in public health.

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Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (One-year MPH)

A one year on-campus master of public health in maternal, child and adolescent health program.

Our mission is to promote and protect the health and well-being of women, infants, children, adolescents and their families through training, research, continuing education, service and advocacy. We respond through interdisciplinary methods to the unique maternal and child health needs of the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state of California and the entire world.

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Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (Two-year MPH)

A two year on-campus master of public health in maternal, child and adolescent health program.

Our mission is to promote and protect the health and well-being of women, infants, children, adolescents and their families through training, research, continuing education, service and advocacy. We respond through interdisciplinary methods to the unique maternal and child health needs of the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state of California and the entire world.

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MBA/MPH with the Haas School of Business

A two to three year on-campus master of business administration/master of public health program with the Haas School of Business.

This program provides a deep competency in business administration, integrated with up-to-the-minute knowledge of health policy and management and other health care concepts. Students pursue a wide range of interests including global health, entrepreneurship, biotechnology, provider and payer initiatives, and social impact.

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MCP/MPH with the College of Environmental Design/Department of City and Regional Planning

An on-campus master of city planning/master of public health program with the College of Environmental Design/Department of City and Regional Planning.

This program trains students who want to serve as liaisons between the public health and community planning functions of local or state government. Students are expected to demonstrate strengths in policy analysis and strategic planning, with particular emphasis on the use of knowledge of population health, epidemiology, health services, and public policy to address issues of community health and health care delivery in complex urban environments.

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MD/MPH with Stanford University

An on-campus medical degree/master of public health program with Stanford University.

This program is open to Stanford University medical students interested in becoming effective physician scholars and public health leaders. After their second year of medical school, students choose and complete a one-year master’s program at Berkeley Public Health before returning to Stanford for their third year.

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MD/MPH with UCSF

An on-campus medical degree/master of public health program with UCSF.

This program allows UCSF medical students to earn a master’s degree in public health at Berkeley Public Health during an additional year between their third and fourth medical school years or after completing their medical degree. This program is designed for students who want to focus on individual patients as well as making a significant impact on public health.

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MJ/MPH with the Graduate School of Journalism

A three year on-campus master of journalism/master of public health program with the Graduate School of Journalism.

This program is designed to produce public health professionals who are effective media practitioners and communicators as well as journalists with the training and knowledge necessary to cover public health and medical issues for online, print, broadcast and other media platforms.

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MPH with Dental Public Health (DPH) Residency with UCSF

A two year on-campus master of public health with occupational and dental public health residency program with UCSF.

Dentists apply to both a one-year full-time Interdisciplinary MPH degree program at UC Berkeley and a subsequent one-year full-time DPH certificate program at UCSF. While the DPH certificate program typically requires dentists to have an MPH when applying, this combined program is open to dentists who do not yet have an MPH. There is an emphasis on research and all students will conduct original research related to oral health.

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MPH with Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency with UCSF

A two year on-campus master of public health with occupational and environmental medicine residency program with UCSF.

This two-year program offers students training in occupational and environmental epidemiology, public policy, environmental health sciences, health behavior, health education, biostatistics, ergonomics, industrial hygiene and toxicology. Students attend classes and conduct research while participating in clinical activities in occupational and environmental medicine at UCSF.

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MPH with Preventative Medicine Residency with UCSF

A two year on-campus master of public health with preventive medicine residency program with UCSF.

This two-year program teaches residents the basic components of preventative medicine, including a core curriculum in epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and management, environmental and occupational health, the cultural, social and behavioral determinants of disease and the clinical practice of preventive medicine.

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MPP/MPH with the Goldman School of Public Policy

A two to three year on-campus master of public policy/master of public health program with the Goldman School of Public Policy.

From the Affordable Care Act to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to issues of equity and access, the health policy realm is highly visible and complex. This concurrent degree program trains students who want to master the analytical skills that support policy analysis and decision-making, as well as gain a deeper understanding of key healthcare issues.

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MSW/MPH with the School of Social Welfare

A three year on-campus master of social welfare/master of public health program with the School of Social Welfare.

This program includes advanced study in both social welfare and public health, deepening the knowledge and skills in the interface of both fields, in both classroom and fieldwork settings.

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Online MPH, Health Policy and Management Concentration

A two year online master of public health in health policy management program.

We train students to identify the social determinants of health in order to design, implement and evaluate policies and interventions geared towards improving the health of individuals and communities. This online 27-month program is designed to prepare working professionals for rapid career growth.

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Online MPH, Interdisciplinary Concentration

A two year online interdisciplinary master of public health program.

Our expert faculty help students develop skills in core areas of public health, including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, social and behavioral science, and health services management. This online 27-month program is designed to prepare working professionals for rapid career growth.

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Public Health Nutrition (One-year MPH)

A one year on-campus master of public health in public health nutrition program.

Amid ongoing problems in rising obesity rates and unsustainable food system practices, we train future food and nutrition leaders to understand public health nutrition challenges and identify their solutions. Through research, policy and practice at local and global levels, students gain the skills needed to advocate for effective nutrition policies, implement population health programs and help create healthy food systems.

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Public Health Nutrition (Two-year MPH)

A two year on-campus master of public health in public health nutrition program.

Amid ongoing problems in rising obesity rates and unsustainable food system practices, we train future food and nutrition leaders to understand public health nutrition challenges and identify their solutions. Through research, policy and practice at local and global levels, students gain the skills needed to advocate for effective nutrition policies, implement population health programs and help create healthy food systems.

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Specialty Area in Aging

Students in some programs may elect to complete an additional specialty area as a minor.

One of the nation’s major public health objectives is to enhance and maintain the health, vitality and independence of its aging population. The Specialty Area in Aging gives students the opportunity to learn about these challenges and design solutions.

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Specialty Area in Food Systems

Students in some programs may elect to complete an additional specialty area as a minor.

Building on UC Berkeley’s strength as a multidisciplinary pioneer in food systems studies, the campus-wide Certificate in Food Systems prepares graduate students to think critically about the multi-level, multi-system factors that affect food production, distribution and consumption locally, nationally and globally.

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Specialty Area in Global Health

Students in some programs may elect to complete an additional specialty area as a minor.

The Global Health Specialty Area prepares students from different disciplines to work in global health programs. This area provides graduates with a marketable set of skills for entry-level professional jobs abroad, or with domestic agencies that conduct public health research, evaluation and program development in other countries.

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Specialty Area in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Students in some programs may elect to complete an additional specialty area as a minor.

The field of maternal, child and adolescent health aims to promote and protect the health status and well-being of women, infants, children, adolescents and their families. The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Specialty Area furthers this goal through excellence in training, research, continuing education, service and advocacy.

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Specialty Area in Multicultural Health

Students in some programs may elect to complete an additional specialty area as a minor.

As the U.S. population becomes increasingly multicultural, the Specialty Area in Multicultural Health prepares students to take a leadership role in addressing the challenges and opportunities afforded by these changing demographics.

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Specialty Area in Public Health Nutrition

Students in some programs may elect to complete an additional specialty area as a minor.

Nutrition-related problems in the United States and globally need the expertise and leadership of well-trained public health professionals. The Public Health Nutrition Specialty Area trains students to have strong leadership skills and competencies so they can address complex issues and problems relating to public health nutrition.

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UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Medical Program (MS/MD)

A five year on-campus master of sciences in health and medical sciences and a medical degree program with UC Berkeley and UCSF.

This is a five-year graduate program. Students spend their pre-clerkship years at UC Berkeley, engaging in a leading-edge integrated problem-based learning medical curriculum, while simultaneously earning their master’s degree in the health and medical sciences at Berkeley Public Health. After two and a half years, students move across the bay to UCSF to finish their medical education and receive their medical degree.

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