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University of Alabama at Birmingham — School of Public Health

Program Type:
Master's International
School of Public Health
Degrees Awarded:
Public Health (MPH)
Admissions Deadlines:

July 1

Admissions Cycle:

Once each year

Program Start:
Program Founded:
December, 1987


Three credit hours are earned for Peace Corps service; MI students can compete for the School of Public Health funds when they apply for UAB financial aid. All UAB MI students will receive will receive in-state tuition rates, including non-state residents.


Students may pursue a Master's of Public Health degree. The program is aimed at preparing students to better address health problems shared by both developing and developed countries.

Today's health challenges demand professionals who are well versed in multiple public health disciplines. Students will complete initial coursework to learn the basic knowledge and skills needed to work in an international or resource-poor setting. They will chose a specialty, either epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health behavior or maternal and child health, in which to concentrate for the remainder of their studies. MI students enter the program in the fall term, and complete didactic coursework before leaving for the Peace Corps (PC). PC service satisfies the program's field experience (3 credit hours); students will also write a project paper while overseas or after their service ends.


All students in the School of Public Health must be enrolled during the term in which they are graduating, but are not required to return to campus. MI students are invited to join the Birmingham chapter of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers for fun and fellowship.


GRE or equivalent test scores. Both the score and the percentile on each of the sections will be evaluated.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Heather Lee, MPH
MI Coordinator

Sparkman Center for Global Health
RPHB Suite 437 1665 University Blvd.
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0022
(205) 975-7694
(205) 975-7685

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