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MPH Degree

The two-year full-time Master's of Public Health (MPH) program provides a solid understanding of the fundamentals of public health by immersing students in the core disciplines of public health with an emphasis on practice, policy and community engagement.


  • Biostatistics
  • Community Health and Prevention
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Management and Policy


Admissions to the program are based on the following criteria:

  • The Admissions Committee carefully reviews applications and gives personal essays and letters of recommendation particular attention.
  • The selection process weighs prior academic and personal accomplishments, emphasizing demonstrated leadership.
  • Diversity of background and outside interests, depth of self-appraisal, commitment to public heath, and working with individuals are highly valued.
  • Prior work experience in a field related to public health is highly recommended.

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Degree Requirements

The full-time program is structured on a quarter basis, with a total credit hour requirement of 64 credit hours.

Year One

  • After completion of coursework in each of the core concentrations, students begin completing coursework in their major during the spring term
  • The first year practicum provides 120-hours of practical experience with one of our 300-plus community partners

Year Two

  • Students complete major-specific courses and approved electives
  • Students undertake a community-based master's project that expands upon and synthesizes classroom learning, and prepares students for a professional career in public health

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Students will master the essential knowledge, skills, and approaches necessary for public health leaders including:

  • critical thinking
  • interdisciplinary problem solving
  • self-directed, lifelong learning