General Requirements

Fellows of The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University are required to complete the requirements for a Master of Public Health degree (MPH) from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the 2018-2019 academic year and to fulfill the requirements of the fellowship.

All MPH-45 students at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health must fulfill the following requirements—

  • 45 credits minimum
    • Minimum of 32.5 ordinal credits
    • No more than 12.5 pass/fail credits (independent studies are only p/f)
  • Successful completion of all courses required by your field of study
  • Applied Practice and Integrative Learning Experience (practicum)
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7

 

Harvard T.H. Chan School students, regardless of their field of study, can take a maximum of 27.5 credits in each fall and spring semesters. Fellows will be strongly encouraged to limit their course load to 50 credits. 

 

School-Wide Public Health Core Requirements

Minimum Credits

Biostatistics 

5.0

Epidemiology

2.5

MPH Foundational Core Course: Critical Thinking and Action for Public Health Professionals (ID 216)

5.0

 

 

12.5

 

 

Health Management Field of Study

Coursework

17.5 credits

Electives

15 credits

 

Health Policy Field of Study

Coursework

20 credits

Electives

12.5 credits

 

Fellowship Requirements

In addition to the core curriculum for the MPH programs, it is required by the Fellowship program that fellows acquire 12.5 credits total in the areas of: leadership, health policy and politics, healthcare delivery and high performance systems, and economics/finance.

 

Fellowship Requirements Areas

Minimum Credits

Leadership

2.5

[SBS 296: Leadership in Minority Health Policy]

 

Health Policy and Politics

2.5

Healthcare Delivery System and High Performance System

2.5-5.0

Economics (if not taken for MPH requirement)

2.5

Finance (if not taken for MPH requirement)

2.5

 

12.5