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Public Health, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Springfield, MA, United States
AIC’s undergraduate program in public health prepares students to address continuing and emerging health challenges by developing and implementing disease prevention, health promotion, and health protection strategies for individuals, groups, and communities.
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Overview

The United States spends far more on medical care than any other nation, but our investments in healthcare aren’t resulting in improved health outcomes. In fact, the United States ranks well below many of its global counterparts and competitors on a number of health outcomes, including overall life expectancy and the incidence of preventable diseases or injuries. The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has placed renewed focus on health promotion and disease prevention and the need for more professionals who are able to develop policies, conduct research, and implement strategies to improve the nation’s health outcomes.

Graduates will have the necessary knowledge and skills related to:

  • The US and other selected healthcare and healthcare delivery systems
  • Structures for and approaches to developing health policies and health policy analysis
  • Population health perspectives and the needs of vulnerable populations
  • Social and behavioral theories applicable to health behavior and how these theories may be applied to address a variety of public health issues
  • Principles of epidemiology necessary to understand health and illness
  • Methods to assess population-wide health concerns
  • Health promotion and protection strategies Interdisciplinary approaches to identifying and eliminating or controlling public health issues

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    AIC reviews applications on a rolling basis. Once a complete application is received a decision is typically made within two weeks.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Public Health Practice
  • Global Health
  • Epidemiology in Public Health
  • Public Health Policy
  • Internship in Public Health
  • Disparities in Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Community Health Promotion
  • Program Planning & Evaluation
  • Seminar in Public Health
  • Capstone in Public Health

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript
  • Standardized test scores (optional)
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)
  • Personal statement (optional)
  • English proficiency
  • Activities summary
  • Personal interviews

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Springfield

  • 1020 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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