The MPH with a concentration in Infectious Disease Management, Intervention, and Community Practice (MIC) provides a tailored educational experience to foster competencies for practice, research, and education in public health. Students take courses that focus on global and domestic infectious diseases including HIV, and assists students in designing interventions, approaches, and policies to address the increase in infectious diseases as well as emerging infectious disease threats to public health. This coursework paired with hands-on practicum experience particular to the student’s interest prepares students for careers in public health education, program development and management, or further education.
The MPH-MIC program is compatible with an accelerated schedule where full-time students have the opportunity to finish in three (3) semesters (fall, spring, fall), which saves up to $20,000! For more information on the accelerated schedule, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note this is exclusive to the degree program, and any additional certificate interests may require the full two years to graduation.
IDM will provide $1,000–$3,000 in first semester financial aid to the first 50% of accepted applicants that accept our offer and matriculate. Additional financial support for travel to conferences and global MPH practicum sites are also available. For additional information, please visit our financial aid page.
As an IDM student, you’ll have the opportunity to gain public health practice and research experience through a practicum crafted to match your interests with specific aspects of infectious disease management, intervention and community practice. Practicum locations are diverse and can occur in local, regional, national, or international settings depending upon interests, opportunities, and available funding. These experiences can link your professional and career goals or offer an opportunity to explore new areas of practice and/or research within public health and related fields. Through the practicum experience, many students choose to conduct public health practice and/or research within the University of Pittsburgh campuses, UPMC hospitals throughout Western Pennsylvania, clinical, research centers, non-profit organizations, county and state governmental agencies including health departments, public welfare, and corrections to gain opportunities and apply knowledge, concepts, and practices from coursework to real world public health settings.
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All graduates also achieve the core and cross-cutting competencies for Pitt Public Health MPH students.
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