Boston University Reviews of Master's in Public Health

  • 23 Reviews
  • Boston (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $61,924
100% of 23 students said this degree improved their career prospects
83% of 23 students said they would recommend this program to others
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  • Reviewed: 5/15/2019
  • Degree: Public Health
"The program is great for people who have no background in public health at all. If you have any schooling or experiencing in PH or any PH related subject try a different school. Most of the curriculum is focused on teaching very basic PH concepts. The program was recently changed and these changes have really downgraded the program as a whole. Also they seem to be losing faculty members, and many of the faculty members that do remains seem overwhelmed and unable to really connect with students in the program."
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  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"Boston University as a lot to offer for its students along with the faculty. The school itself is reputable and resourceful. I enjoyed my time at Boston University."
Wendy L.
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"BU's School of Public Health offers a great graduate program that helps to prepare you for a career in public health. The certificate system allows for you to gain multiple sets of skills, and able to handle real world issues. Every class I've taken at this school has in some way held value for me, even if it did not particularly contribute to my concentration. There's always something to learn that is interesting and relevant to health care today. The epidemiology and biostatistics programs in particular help you to develop concrete skills in research and data analysis."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"BU is an amazing school with diverse interests that really expand your world of thinking. Professors are well respected in their fields and there are many opportunities to get hands on experience in topics that interest you."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"The graduate school is very disconnected from undergrad experience , We pay more and don't get as many opportunities"
Molly O
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"I received my MPH with a concentration in epidemiology. My biggest complaint about BU's MPH program is its lack of faculty and program support. My assigned faculty advisor left after my first semester and I never was given another one. I also found the career services severely lacking. I received very minimal help with resume and cover letter prep and job hunting. BU is very expensive and I felt that the classes were too large and the program too big to provide the type of mentorship and guidance I was expecting for such an expensive school. Please remember this is just my experience and I know others who really enjoyed the program."
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Madeline Eagan
  • Reviewed: 4/6/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"BUPSH is a great school but the location is not the best. I've had great professors and courses so far. It's an overall great environment to be completing graduate level courses."
Caitlin Dillon
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"I am currently pursuing a Master's of Public Health degree from Boston University. This program offers an incredible opportunity for experience & knowledge gain. The faculty are the best I've ever experienced; they're all highly regarded in their respective fields and do all that they can to help their students. Outside of the classroom, BUSPH, while located in Boston, provides an incredible amount of opportunity for gaining experience. Completion of the degree requires that students partake in a practicum, which is very easy to come by in this hub for public health. I am so happy that I decided to apply to BU, and that they accepted me! The best decision I have made in my life to date. BUSPH is an awesome program, however, it's very expensive. offers an incredible amount of information for curious people interested in graduate programs. A scholarship from this fantastic tool would greatly help my financial needs while continuing to remind me the well-rounded support they provide graduate students!"
Rachel Hinnenkamp
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"I love the public health graduate program at Boston University! I am surrounds by impressive peers, and I know that I am receiving a great education. I am not only inspired by my courses, but challenged as well. The biggest downside of the program is the cost of living in the area, and the steep price of education."
Maria Nkwanzi
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"The MPH program is an amazing opportunity filled with multiple components and the ability to customize your studies. The price however, is less than desirable."
Sarah Dougherty
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"BUSPH has a well established, and still growing masters of public health program that I am thrilled to be a part of. The professors are wonderful and the staff is so supportive of all the students."
karanpreet shergill
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"The MPH degree that the school offers to students is so expensive that people can do the same degree twice at other places in USA for the same money. There is no difference in the courses offered at this University."
Amanda Reed
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"Cost of living is a bit high, but it's Boston. You are paying to live in really amazing city. The program is great, I'm learning so much and meeting a lot of great people who I will be working with some day!"
Andrea Perez
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"It is an amazing graduate program. I'm continuously learning in and out of the classroom."
Kelsie Driscoll
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"The BU Masters of Public Health program provides a comprehensive view of public health through coursework across interest and discipline including biostatistics, epidmeiology, socio-behavioral health, and enviornmental health. Within each concentration (mine is epidemiolgy & maternal and child health), students are given the analytic tools to succeed in the field and are exposed to professionals who work in the field through great connections. The campus is extremely diverse, open-minded, and generally kind. Unfortunately, my program has little in the way of funding, and also requires students to complete a practicum, which is most often unpaid. I am struggling to meet my basic living needs while working at the city hospital (unpaid), and acquiring debt in loans."
Kaylie Patrick
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"BUSPH has some of the most knowledgable professors in the various fields of public health. A quality education, indeed!"
Gilbert Bonsu
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"Pro: Access to faculty, location, guest lecturers and speakers, diversity, support from both students and faculty Cons: the bad side of the location (expensive)"
Meg Reidy
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"The affordability of living for a grad student is quite high because many students live in apartments throughout Boston which are very expensive. The school has a great facility with excellent resources and professors. Their scholarship opportunities are great and make school a lot more affordable. I would recommend this program to anyone!"
Nikhita Dattani
  • Reviewed: 7/21/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"Boston University's Public Health Program is great! Professors are really kind and really take the time out to help their students. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved! Boston also has a lot of hospitals and other institutions so that students can obtain great hands on experience."
Savannah Riddle
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"The lack of diversity is the biggest blaring con to this program. The expected level of academic ability is high, which is a good consistency to present to future employers or other peers."