A growing number of students and health care professionals are interested in studying public health “The Dartmouth way,” which means understanding and improving health care at the systems level and working for disruptive rather than incremental change. In order to offer this unique, holistic approach to fixing health care to a wider audience, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice is launching an online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program in the fall of 2016. The two-year program will include three, one-week residential periods per year ─ making it a more integrated “hybrid” version of the Institute’s existing residential program.
“Lots of our applicants want to learn from our internationally renowned pioneers in health care change without having to leave their jobs and families and move to Hanover, New Hampshire,” says Dartmouth Institute’s Director of Education Tim Lahey. “This new online program with low-residency requirements will allow working professionals to study at The Dartmouth Institute while continuing to develop their individual career paths and contribute to their own communities.”