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Public Health, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Dover, DE, United States
Graduates of the Public Health program of Delaware State University possesses a unique marketable set of skills required for employment in public health agencies, private and nonprofit agencies, worksite health promotion offices, HIV prevention, and many other public health-related careers.
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Overview

The Public Health program of Delaware State University equips students with the knowledge, skills, dispositions and qualities required for work in diverse public and community health career settings. Graduates of this major can apply the science, theory, and practice of public health toward the enhancement of health status in the community. Public Health students participate in academic and applied training in program planning and implementation, program evaluation, policy analysis, research and management.

This major gives students the strong foundation needed for careers in private and public sectors, particularly public health agencies, volunteer programs, business and industry. It prepares students for graduate education in Public Health, Epidemiology, Community Health Education, Occupational Health, and Chronic Disease Prevention. 

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health provides a solid background in health science, including public health education and policy, public health informatics, community health promotion in the workplace, chronic disease management, health issues, human sexuality, mental health, nutrition, disease and injury prevention, substance use and abuse, environmental health, consumer health, personal health, and epidemiology. This major provides opportunities for students to acquire skills in needs assessment, program planning, implementation, and administration, as well as program assessment, advocacy, health education and health promotion service coordination, resource management policy, and research.

Professional Preparation

The Public Health graduate possesses a unique set of skills required for employment in public health agencies, private and nonprofit agencies, worksite health promotion offices, and many other public health-related careers. Graduates with a B.S. degree in Public Health have a variety of diverse employment opportunities. A few examples are:

  • State Immunization Program Coordinator
  • Community Outreach and Case Manager, Family Planning Agency
  • STD Prevention Specialist
  • Diabetes Prevention Program Specialist
  • Food and Restaurant Inspector
  • HIV Educator and Prevention Specialist
  • Case Management Supervisor Nutrition Coordinator, Senior Center
  • Tobacco Prevention Specialist
  • Project Officer, Lead Screening Program
  • Managed Care Coordinator
  • Employee Wellness Coordinator
  • Epidemiology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students should apply no later than 90 days prior to the Fall and Spring semesters.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health
  • Public Health Informatics & Communication
  • Nutrition
  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Health Education
  • Global Health

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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).

General Requirements

  • A certificate or diploma from an accredited four-year school or senior high school.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which is required if English is not your native language.
  • Submit the three-section test. DSU requires test scores of 800 on the SAT (math and critical reading combined), test scores of 880 or above on the 2016 redesigned SAT, or a 17 or better composite score on the ACT.
  • Have transcripts evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and then forwarded by the evaluating organization to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit an I-20 Application, a F-1 Student Seeking Financial Statement and an Affidavit of Support for Free Room & Board.
  • The University will also consider international applicants who have taken the General Education Development (GED) test.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8480 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8480 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7038 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3519 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dover

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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