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Concurrent Degree Programme with Yale School of Public Health

The Five-Year Concurrent Degree Programme (CDP) offered by Yale-NUS College and the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) is designed for students who want a broad liberal arts education and a career in the field of public health. The programme will begin accepting applications from students in Semester 1, AY 2015-2016 and the first semester of the CDP at Yale SPH will be in AY2016-2017 Semester 1.

The key features of the Concurrent Degree Programme are as follows:

  • The Yale-NUS Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree and the Master of Public Health will be awarded following completion of a minimum of 135 modular credits (MCs) at Yale-NUS College and 18 course credits at Yale SPH. One course credit at YSPH is equivalent to one module at Yale-NUS.
  • It is expected that students will be able to complete these requirements in five academic years.
  • Application for entry into the CDP will be open between October 1 and November 1 of Year 3 through the Yale SPH Admissions Office, with notification of the Registrar’s Office at Yale-NUS. Applications Interviews will take place during the last week in November by phone or Skype and students are notified of the admissions decision in early December.
  • Upon acceptance, students will be in residence at YSPH during Semester 1 of Year 4, start on his/her capstone project and will take 4 YSPH course credits.
  • In Semester 2 of Year 4, he/she will return to Yale-NUS to complete the capstone project and take two approved Public Health-related modules at Yale-NUS or NUS plus another elective/major module.
  • All of Year 5 will be in residence at YSPH.
  • At YSPH, students may choose concentrations in: biostatistics (BIS), environmental health sciences (EHS), chronic disease epidemiology (CDE), epidemiology of microbial diseases (EMD), social and behavioral sciences (SBS) and health policy (HPM) for a total of 18 course credits.
  • Students will conduct a public health related summer internship in the summer between Year 4 and Year 5.
  • This programme is designed for students interested in applying their broad academic and intellectual background from the liberal arts and sciences curriculum to thinking and acting in the dimensions of public health.

For more details on admissions, application process, course requirements and to contact the course coordinator, please click here.