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  • Can I Get A CEPH Accredited MPH without the GRE?

    The short answer is, yes, many schools will offer their Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree without the requirement of taking the Graduate Records Exam (GRE). What is CEPH? The Council on Education for Public Health is a national, independent organization that is recognized to accredit not only graduate schools offering MPH, but also their graduate public health programs. In order to achieve this accreditation, the schools must meet their published criteria. By choosing a… Continue Reading

  • Top Public Health Stories of the Year

    Here are the most important public health issues that made headlines. 1. PERSONALIZED MEDICINE By Ayswaryak via Wikimedia Commons Most medical protocols are based on treating the average patient. Personalized medicine allows health providers to tailor prevention and treatment based on an individual’s genetics, health, environment, and lifestyle. In January 2015, President Obama announced his Precision Medicine Initiative that will support research into how to tailor treatments and care to individuals. The Initiative will also recruit… Continue Reading

  • 15 Best Value Online MPH Programs

    The online degree option is ideal for students who are unwilling or unable to relocate or who do not wish to leave their current employment. Most of the best online MPH programs allow for a part-time study extended over a longer period than traditional 2 year residential programs. When researching online MPH program options, be sure to check your state's authorization of distance education - laws that regulate whether an institution can offer distance education… Continue Reading

  • Best Value Schools of Public Health

    Earning a masters degree is an investment - students will be expending time, energy and resources over the course of a program. On the financial end, full-time students will most likely not earn a salary, will be required to take out loans, and will have to move to a new city or state. They will put much of their time and energy into studying, working part-time as a research assistant, and completing an internship/practicum (examples… Continue Reading

  • Epidemiologist Salary and Job Prospects

    If you are thinking about pursuing a career as an epidemiologist, you should know that this vocation can bring a variety of personal and professional benefits. In addition to earning competitive salaries, epidemiologists have the opportunity to contribute to the health of the communities they serve. By learning more about the field of epidemiology as well as the salary and job prospects for individuals working within this sector, you can make an informed decision regarding… Continue Reading

  • How Do I Become a Nutritionist?

    If you have considered becoming a nutritionist, you have taken the first step in an exciting career choice. To turn that thought into a reality, it is up to you to take action. Know State Requirements Every state is different when it comes to licensing requirements. For example, 30 states require a license while 15 only require a certificate. For most areas, you must obtain a bachelor's degree in food and nutrition as well as… Continue Reading

  • 10 Most Rat-Infested Cities in the Western World

    Image Source Rats have cohabited with humans for thousands of years, but these elusive and sometimes aggressive animals are perhaps best known for the potential health risks they pose. Infamously, rodents spread the “Black Death” that gripped Europe in the 14th century, wiping out a third of the people in Europe. Centuries later, however, rats can still carry infections such as salmonella and leptospirosis. They are everywhere in urban areas; and thanks to the way… Continue Reading

  • Public Health Online Resource Guide

    It is important for public health students and professionals to keep up with all of the latest news concerning healthcare, medicine, technology and public policy, but it can be difficult to locate the best resources for this information. This guide presents the top outlets for industry information and scientific studies in several categories: blogs, professional associations, government agencies, educational organizations, journals and Twitter accounts. Prospective students can also check out our latest rankings of public… Continue Reading

  • MPH Programs in New York City

    Students who pursue accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) programs in New York City will have a range of schools to choose from. Columbia University should be at the top of any reputable list. It is considered remarkably interdisciplinary, and students can take classes in the sociomedical sciences, health policy and management, populations and family health, and the environmental health sciences. The sociomedical department, in fact, allows individuals to study anything from sexuality to homelessness… Continue Reading

  • Top 25 Public Health Blogs

    There are many great public health blogs on the web. Below are our picks for the Top 25 Public Health Blogs. In compiling this list we looked for blogs regularly updated in 2012 with knowledgeable, interesting, and engaging content covering global health policy, epidemiology, behavioral science, health communication, environmental health, infectious diseases and other public health topics. We have included blogs covering just about every major category of public health work, some very narrowly focused,… Continue Reading

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