The Rutgers University School of Public Health has launched a Master of Public Health degree for clinicians and it will accept students for the spring 2020 semester.
Its purpose is to prepare health care professionals with the information and skills required to approach and explore issues with a broadened public health perspective.
The new option for clinicians will be 42 credits, the minimum allowed by the Council on Education for Public Health, the accrediting body of schools and programs of public health. Prospective students can apply at https://sophas.org and will be contacted regarding how their clinical experience will be applied.
Clinicians will be exempt three credits of elective coursework, accounting for their knowledge in the biomedical basis of disease. Clinicians eligible for the 42-credit degree option would include those who have completed an accredited undergraduate program in the United States or its equivalent and are currently licensed and working as a health care provider in a U.S. state or territory.
Rutgers recommends the following healthcare provider should consider the program: doctor of medicine or osteopathy, podiatrist, dentist, physician assistant, chiropractor, clinical psychologist, optometrist, nurse practitioner, nurse-midwife, pharmacist, registered dietician, or a clinical social worker.