With 24 campuses throughout Pennsylvania, Penn State represents a strong economic engine. It is, among other things, a major employer and a source of students, faculty, and staff who keep local economies going by spending money to live in communities and support nonprofits to benefit those in need. Penn State is a leader in higher education and carries out its mission of teaching, research, and service with pride and focus on the future.

Our leadership in administration, faculty, and staff make our mission come alive every day. The Board of Trustees reviews and approves the budget of the University and guides general goals, policies, and procedures from a big-picture perspective. The President’s office ensures that all aspects of the University are running smoothly and promotes overall principles that students, faculty, and staff abide by for the long term. The University Faculty Senate represents the Penn State faculty with legislative authority on all matters regarding the University's educational interests.

Courses:

  • Principles of Public Health
  • Research Ethics for Clinical Investigators
  • Behavioral Health Intervention Strategies
  • Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Behavioral Health Intervention Strategies II
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Scientific Communication
  • Applied Biostatistics
  • Health Policy and Law
Satisfactory completion of at least one college-level statistics or other math course.Results from one of the following standardized tests taken within the past five years:Graduate Record Examination (GRE)Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)Law School Admission Test (LSAT)Standardized Test Requirement Wavier 1: This requirement is waived for applicants who have an advanced degree beyond the baccalaureate.Standardized Test Requirement Wavier 2: This requirement may be waived for applicants who, prior to submitting the application for admission, have successfully completed (with a grade of B or better in each course):At least one 3-credit graduate-level course in biostatistics; ANDAt least one 3-credit graduate-level course in epidemiology; ANDAt least one 3-credit graduate-level course in the social and behavioral sciences or health services administration core areas of public health English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

Accreditation

Penn State is ranked at No. 46 for 2014 in the Center for World University Rankings, up from No. 50 in 2013. The list includes national and international schools. Criteria for the rankings are: quality of faculty, publications in top journals, highly influential research, citations, patents, academic training of students, and professional future of alumni.

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