Masters Programs

Two Year Master of Science Program

The 80 credit SM provides a common core with a strong emphasis on health disparities, social determinants of health and behavioral interventions.

Students must complete:

  • 80 total credits (2 years)
  • Culminating experience

Successful candidates enter with a bachelors degree or non-US equivalent, 1+ years public health-related work experience, solid math and writing skills and defined public health goals.

One Year Master of Science Program

This research degree is designed for established researchers and investigators or practitioners with significant experience in the social or behavioral sciences.  The program is flexible to allow specialization in a specific content or skill area.

Students must complete:

  • 42.5 credits (1 year)
  • Individualized study plan

Successful candidates have a doctoral degree or masters degree, and significant work experience in the social or behavioral sciences, health care, or a public health field.

Dual Degree Program with Simmons

This professional, dual-degree program is designed to prepare nurse practitioners for leadership roles in public and private institutions serving children and their families. Students enroll in half-time study at both Simmons College and HSPH for two academic years and study at Simmons for one summer session. Students must earn 42.5 cred­its at HSPH, and they must maintain satisfactory academic prog­ress at both HSPH and Simmons.

Students must complete:

  • 42.5 credits (2 years of half time study)
  • Culminating experience (generally undertaken as a Simmons research project)

Successful candidates to the dual degree program have relevant bachelor’s degree in nursing and three years of relevant experience.  Applicants must apply and be admitted to both HSPH and Simmons.