Academic Program Sessions – Friday, March 8, 2019

You will meet up with you program for the afternoon (for those programs offering sessions). Current students will escort you on a tour of those areas of campus our students utilize most and then on to your afternoon program-specific sessions. See details below:

Biostatistics (MPH, MS, PhD)

This is a great opportunity to meet with current students who are eager to share their perspective with you. Sit down with faculty who will discuss their research, answer your questions, and give you a taste of what you will experience as a student in biostatistics. Your program coordinator will be available to help you with next steps and give you answers to any additional questions you might have.

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

  • Epidemiology (PhD)
  • Community Health Promotion (MPH)
  • Maternal and Child Health (MPH)
  • Public Health Nutrition (MPH)

You will have the opportunity to meet with your Program Coordinators and receive a brief overview of the Division.  Meet with the Program Director of your major to talk about the specifics of the program requirements, hear faculty discuss various areas of research specific to each major, and engage with current students who will share their perspectives and experiences. This is a great opportunity to meet some of your fellow prospective students, faculty, and current students in the program and get all your questions answered!

Epidemiology (PhD)

Please contact Kathryn Schwartz-Eckhardt, program coordinator at 612-626-8802 or at if you are an admitted student interested in scheduling an appointment or visit.

Environmental Health (MPH, MS, PhD)

Spend an afternoon with faculty, students, and your program coordinator learning about what you can expect to discover as an environmental health student in the School of Public Health. Hear from a panel of experts, and attend breakout sessions. Gain greater understanding about the many different tracks you can choose from in environmental health that will help you reach your future goals.

Health Services Research Policy & Administration (MS & PhD)

Admitted PhD students will be invited individually by the program to attend a separate, day-long event on a date to be arranged sometime in the spring. On Monday afternoon of “Why Minnesota,” MS students will learn more about our two MS concentrations; Health Intelligence and Analytics, and Outcomes Research, and the careers where this training can be applied. You will have an opportunity to meet with program faculty and current students. If you are unable to attend “Why Minnesota,” but would like to visit on a different date, or if you have questions, please contact Maureen Andrew, program coordinator at 612-624-9432 or

Masters of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Please contact Stephanie Hagel, Associate Program Director at 612-624-9588 or or Katie Keyser, Program Coordinator at 612-626-7349 or if you are an admitted student interested in scheduling an appointment to learn more about the opportunities awaiting you in our Master of Healthcare Administration program.

Public Health Administration and Policy (MPH)

Future PHAP students will spend the afternoon learning what makes our program unique. A PHAP faculty member will lead a “class” meeting, including a topical lecture and engaging discussion. Hear more about curricular options and student resources from the program coordinator. Current PHAP students will be on hand, presenting their works-in-progress as they share the master’s projects they will complete later this spring. And lastly, hear from a recent PHAP alum how this program has supported their career goals.

Public Health Practice (MPH)

Please contact Kate Hanson, program coordinator at if you are an admitted student interested in scheduling an appointment to learn more the Certificate programs.

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