The Master's International Program: Public Health

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By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, July 14, 2001 - 9:21 am: Edit Post

The Master's International Program: Public Health

Masters International Program Boston University's School of Public Health was among the first to team with Peace Corps in offering the Master's International Program. It is also the only school in the program offering certificate courses in International Health which not only fulfill 1/3 of the credits necessary for the Master of Public Health degree (16 of 48), but also serve as the perfect introduction to Peace Corps service. Participants in any given certificate course can represent between 15 and 35 countries, allowing for an invaluable exchange of knowledge and expertise, as well as a truly unique opportunity to work with, and learn from, people from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds.

The Goal: The Master's International (MI) Program at Boston University aims to provide practical public health research, management, and training skills to students for immediate application in Peace Corps service. The joint program is an ideal way to earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree while gaining the international experience necessary to develop a career in the competitive field of international health. With careful planning, the MPH degree can be completed in three full-time semesters (one calendar year).

There are 7 concentrations to choose from within the School of Public Health:

International Health (IH) Environmental Health Maternal & Child Health Health Services Health Law Epidemiology & Biostatistics Social & Behavioral Sciences

Courses within the IH concentration are designed to provide skills that are both practical and relevant to the developing country environment. In addition, MI students will meet many mid-career health professionals from developing countries both within the concentration and through the IH Department's certificate programs. A recommended academic plan for MI students is to begin with either Summer Certificate Program in International Health, which provides a comprehensive overview of the issues faced in the planning and delivery of health-care services, or Management and Finance for International Health .


Up to 8 credits for Peace Corps service via successful completion of a directed study Financial aid and favorable loan terms: MI students receive priority access to the Perkins Loan Regular meetings with returned Peace Corps Volunteers and other to share experiences and prepare for service overseas. Flexibility: MI students can complete one, two, or three semesters of MPH course work prior to Peace Corps service. As well, coursework can begin in Spring, Summer, or Fall

Last Modified: 9/25/00

By sabine sliger on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 2:07 pm: Edit Post

I am a physician employed with the indian health service and am interested in persuing a masters in public health, please send me more material about your program

Sabine Sliger
P.O. Box 788
Tsaile, AZ 86556

By Clara Prada on Monday, April 07, 2003 - 3:55 pm: Edit Post

I am a colombian physician, I am interested in the program in international health, please send me information about it.

Clara Prada

By Cressa S. Bayuk on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - 2:51 am: Edit Post

I am an R.N. from the US, and in addition I also have a BAHSA, I am interested in the program in International Public Health and am requesting information about same. Thank you in advance.

C.S. Bayuk
P.O. Box 413
Yreka CA 96097-0413

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - 9:13 am: Edit Post

More information about the program is available at:

Masters International Program

An online application to the Master's International Program is available at:

Welcome to the BUSPH Office of Admissions

Best Regards,


By sahouansou on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 11:53 am: Edit Post

I am a training nurse for Peace Corps in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The current civil war has forced Peace Corps to suspend its activities in this country, hoping to return when the political situation improves afetr the next presidential election in 2005.

Consequently, I have lost my job as the Peace Corps training nurse.

I want to use the opportinity of this "break" to pursue a certificate course in international public health in the United States. Can you suggest the best place to turn to? Thanks for advising.

NB: I also speak French.

By Benjamin L. Balmoris Jr. on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 10:25 pm: Edit Post

I am a medical doctor in the Phlippines and I am very much interested in your program in international health. Please send me more information regarding this. Thank you.

Benjamin L. Balmoris, Jr., MD, DPBA
Department of Anesthesiology
De La Salle University Medical Center
Dasmariñas, Cavite 4114

By Dr. Giovanni A. Posadas ( on Tuesday, December 25, 2007 - 7:07 am: Edit Post

I am a Physician in the Philippines with earned units in International Public Health in University of Leeds. Please send me extensive information about the program in International health. Thank you.

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