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Boston University

School of Public Health

Boston, MA

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Boston University

Overview

Boston University / School of Public Health is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health (JD/MPH)
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH)
Master of Public Health/Master of Science (MPH/MS)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health (MD/MPH)
Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 489
Doctoral Degrees 22

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, GMAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional
Practicum, integrative learning experience
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, GMAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Comprehensive written and oral exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,594
Applied
1,111
Accepted
396
Enrolled
43%

Applying

120
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE, GMAT
Master's Degree Requirements U.S. bachelor's degree or international equivalent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE, GMAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements MPH or equivalent

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 31
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

1,006
Total Graduate Students
31%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
68%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.75%
Black or African American 6.56%
White or Caucasian 51%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 12.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 2.49%
Unknown 6.86%

Gender

Male (17%)
Female (82%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Clinical trials, observational studies, environmental epidemiology, global ecology, environmental sustainability, community health, environmental justice, infectious disease, non-infectious disease, research methods, pharmaceutical assessment, bioethics, health law, human rights, health policy, management, finance and management, family health, disease control in developing countries, child and adolescent health, women's health, health disparities
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 715 Albany Street, T2C
Boston, MA  02118
United States
Contact Dr. Sandro Galea
Dean
Email: asksph@bu.edu
Phone: 617-638-4640
Fax: 617-638-5299