FAQs

Public Health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities they live, learn, work, and play. It tracks disease outbreaks, prevents injuries, ensures safe living environments, encourages the community to maintain health screenings and vaccinations, and more. People working in the field of Public Health strive to advocate for health-related policies and ensure everyone has access to resources that support health.

The MPH is an accelerated program that is completed in four consecutive semesters for full-time students. Part-time students can complete the program anywhere from 5 to 8 semesters.

Students in this program come from a variety of backgrounds such as psychology, math, biology, and previous public health education and/or training. Those studying for an MPH may have already completed medical school or have plans to pursue additional schooling in the future. 

The Medical University of South Carolina Department of Public Health Sciences is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health. The accreditation review will address the Master of Public Health in Biostatistics, Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, and Master of Public Health in Health Behavior Health Promotion. The program has completed the site visit and will receive accreditation results in March 2022.

The GRE is not currently required to apply for the MPH program. While it is not required, it may be recommended in some cases and the student may reach out to the admissions committee with any questions regarding the GRE recommendation. 

To determine if you are eligible for the MPH Program at MUSC, please refer to the MUSC MPH Admissions Page.

Information on financial aid may be found on MUSC's Student Financial Aid Services page.

This program is not currently offered online.