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Population Health, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Albuquerque, NM, United States
The University of New Mexico’s newest major in Population Health represents a liaison between the study of health care systems, finance and health policy and health law with an emphasis on prevention and wellness in communities.
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Overview

Program Information

Population Health offered by The University of New Mexico is the essence of trans-disciplinary science - not solely the combination of multiple disciplines, but rather a new science focused on answering complex questions about the sources of health and the causes of illness and disability. 

The discipline:

  • Focuses on health improvement within populations.
  • Produces integrated knowledge and action regarding the societal, behavioral, biological and organizational system causes of health and disease. It also examines what creates health risks and what policies, health systems and public health practices are effective in curbing those risks.
  • Requires innovations in approaches to reducing disparities and improving population health.
  • Requires technological solutions to grass roots problems.
  • Will find practitioners and scientists from different backgrounds to come together and transcend the limits of their knowledge and expertise to create this new discipline.

Graduates will develop skills to promote the health of populations in a variety of domains that comprise the continuum from wellness to health care, from health systems to community systems, from health policy to community policies, and from economic theory to economic practices. They will find jobs in varied fields, including:

  • Business
  • Informatics
  • Engineering
  • Architecture and planning
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Community advocacy
  • Political organizations
  • Policy analysis and evaluation
  • Community Advocacy
  • Disaster preparedness

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Population Health
  • Accelerated Composition
  • Biology for Health Related Sciences and Non-Majors
  • Biology for Health Related Sciences and Non-Majors Lab
  • Writing and Speaking
  • Introduction to Statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

    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: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

Admission requirements

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  • Grade Point Average
  • Standardized Test Scores
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Admission requirements international
  • Secondary Education: Completion of the equivalent of an American upper secondary school education (approximately twelve years of formal education beginning at age six) and have the appropriate diplomas or satisfactory results on leaving examinations (if completed).
  • ACT and SAT are NOT required for admission to UNM as an international student.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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