Talk:Professional degrees of public health

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Master of Public Health Discussion[edit]

I think the external link to is appropriate for this article. This is a one page site thats lists many top accredited colleges that offer a Masters in Public Health. This site has been online since 2001. It includes reviews of each individual college and is updated on a weekly if not daily basis. Many people have found this site useful. The site has been listed in the Yahoo Directory since 2001.

This web page was originally created in 2000 by someone in the field because: prospective students often have questions about the different degrees; existing lists on the internet were not as comprehensive nor easy to find; and web site links are constantly changing and go out of date. It is an individual effort, not official, and not sponsored by any association or program. Although considerable effort was given to make it accurate and unbiased, there is room for continuous improvement.

Too USA-centric[edit]

The MPH is offered in many countries. The current article is rather USA-centric and should be made more general. It would be useful to have a history of the MPH and how the curricula vary in different countries. (More stuff for me to do if I ever get the time.) Claudine C. (talk) 06:24, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Are you positive that it is called the MPH in many other countries? For instance, the M.S. is what a Master's of Science is called in the US, but it is a M.Sc. in Canada and many other places. WiiAlbanyGirl 03:15, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Generally, an M.S. or M.Sc. is not considered equivalent to a professional degree such as the M.P.H. or M.S.W.. The British and Canadian equivalent of the M.P.H. is a Diploma in Public Health (D.P.H.). David F. Duncan, Dr.P.H. Dfduncan 04:52, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Denmark, for one, does have an MPH. There is a MSc in Public Health Science, which is a regular MSc of five years duration, and an MPH, which is a master's extension for MDs, nurses, etc. Lilac Soul (talk contribs count) 13:48, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

I added several more Canadian programs —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ftcnt (talkcontribs) 23:18, 22 December 2008 (UTC)


I do not think Schools that are not accredited by the CEPH should be included in this list for the MPH. I think it's an unfair representation. For example, only Columbia, SUNY Albany, and New York Medical College are the only 3 schools accredited in the state of New York by the CEPH. There are many schools, however, on this list in NY that I am sure should not be there. I'm currently in this type of program, so this information should be fixed, for this type of program. WiiAlbanyGirl 03:15, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Again, I will say this. I think, due to lack of knowledge, people have listed schools from the ASPH website listing what schools offer Public Health programs. This is an article for the MPH, and only schools that offer an MPH should be listed. This can easily be found on the website for CEPH. I am going to soon remove these links, because as I have stated, unless anyone has any adversity to this, the MPH is being unfairly represented by this article. I am going to fix it up (Being a candidate for the MPH myself...half way through! One year to go!) WiiAlbanyGirl 21:31, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

I separated the Canadian programs. This may be done for other countries and I'm sure there are many programs that are not listed here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ftcnt (talkcontribs) 15:21, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Online programs[edit]

The external link to Accredited Online Programs is actually a list of only a few online programs at universities that have regional accreditation. I don't believe that any of them have CEPH accreditation and some don't offer the MPH at all. There are, I believe, some online programs for the MPH from CEPH accredited programs but they aren't listed at this link. I think it should be deleted. David F. Duncan, Dr.P.H. Dfduncan 04:50, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Needs some citations[edit]

This page needs some citations. Perhaps it was written by MPH graduates. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:42, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

List of Colleges[edit]

Please Provide list of college under list of universities that provide different type of course like MPh and PHD in Public Health. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:01, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Inappropriate use of list[edit]

This article is about degrees in public health, and should discuss the different degrees within that profession. The article should not provide, or attempt to provide, a list of all schools of public health in the world. That is best suited for a list-article, or category. I am deleting the list from this page. Rytyho usa (talk) 19:05, 18 August 2014 (UTC)