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The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Master of Science - The Master of Science (M.S.) degree is designed for individuals who wish to measure, organize, and improve the delivery and practice of health care. It is a twelve-month, 56-credit program for those attending full-time. The M.S. degree may also be pursued part-time over a 2-3 year period. Each term is ten weeks with courses offered in single-day blocks. The program is open to physicians, health professionals, pre-medical and medical students, and post-baccalaureate individuals interested in contributing to the improvement of health care.

Masters of Public Health - The Master of Public Health (M.P.H) degree is designed for individuals who wish to measure, organize, and improve the delivery and practice of public health care. This unique public health degree program will provide graduates with the academic knowledge and skill sets to make an impact in evidence-based public health care practice and research. It is a twelve-month program for those attending full-time. The M.P.H. degree may also be pursued part-time over a 2-3 year period. Each quarter is ten weeks with courses offered in single-day blocks. The program is open to physicians, health professionals, pre-medical and medical students, and post-baccalaureate individuals interested in contributing to the improvement of public health care.

This rigorous program includes core courses in epidemiology and biostatistics, health policy, health decision-making and behavior, continual improvement of health care, environmental health sciences, social and behavioral science, health services administration, and a field practicum. Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis with a new class starting each summer (early July).

Doctor of Philosophy - The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program is a full-time, residential program designed to train participants for research and teaching careers. The program goes beyond the Master of Science program and offers an in-depth experience in the conduct of research and teaching of the evaluative clinical sciences. Each student works closely with an advisor to design a program of study and research concentrating in medical care epidemiology, health policy, health decision making or behavior or continual improvement of health care.