Fellows can obtain either a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, or a relatively new degree, the MSc, which requires less coursework. Since most of the current core research faculty in Pediatrics have joint appointments with BUSPH, faculty members can sponsor these credits. Both Masters programs require a thesis, which is commonly a specifically formatted version of fellows' independent research. Current areas of concentrations at BUSPH include: environmental health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health law, health services, international health, maternal and child health, and social and behavioral sciences.
Of the 48 credits of coursework for the MPH, 16 credits are from core courses, between 16 and 20 credits are in concentration courses, and the remaining is elective. Of the 32 credits for the MSc degree, students complete 8 courses, five of which are required biostatistics courses, two are additional biostatistics courses, and the remaining course is elective.