Public Health

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A total of 42 semester hours is required to complete this degree offered through the Public Health graduate program. The program is a professional degree that requires a core of public health courses (14 credit hours), a field experience or masters thesis (6 credit hours), and an area of emphasis determined by the students program committee (22 credit hours). An area of emphasis may be selected from food safety and biosecurity, infectious diseases/zoonoses, public health human nutrition, or public health physical activity.

The field of public health involves programs, strategies, and interventions designed to protect and improve community health through health education, promotion, research, and disease prevention. The final outcome of all public health efforts is to improve the quality of life in communities as well as targeted populations. The MPH program includes the five core areas within the field of public health: environmental health, behavioral sciences/health education, epidemiology, biostatistics, and health services administration. In addition to the five core areas, a student can select an area of emphasis in food safety and biosecurity, infectious diseases/zoonoses, public health nutrition, or public health physical activity.

Courses include: * Introduction to Epidemiology OR
* Environmental Toxicology
* Administration of Health Care Organizations
* Social and Behavioral Bases of Public Health
* Fundamental Methods of Biostatistics

An applicant to the Graduate School at Kansas State University must have a bachelor's degree substantially the same as the ones granted by Kansas State University. That is, it must represent a broad range of courses in the basic academic disciplines. Applicants whose degrees do not meet these standards may be denied admission to graduate degree programs at Kansas State University.Admission is denied to applicants holding bachelor's degrees with a significant amount of credit for work that was not supervised by a faculty member of an accredited college or university or evaluated in units that identify the academic content. A limited amount of credit for experience, when awarded as an acceptable part of a bachelor's degree for internships, fieldwork, or the like, is not a cause for denial but must be clearly identified as graded work.Applicants to graduate degree programs pay a non-refundable application fee of: * $50 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and * $75 for international applicants English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

Most graduate students are able to finance their education with a variety of financial assistance tools specific to graduate school:

* Graduate Assistantships: Funded by individual departments and graduate programs, teaching, research and graduate assistantships are awarded based on a student's ability and promise.
* Graduate Fellowships
* Loans: Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance
* Traineeships: Traineeships are offered through the university or departments that have federally supported traineeships.


Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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