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Master of Public Health (MPH) Plans of Study

The Dornsife School of Public Health’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program offers a flexible curriculum for recent graduates, working professionals and career-changers seeking to make a difference.

From an accelerated one-year timeline to an extended three-year timeline, Dornsife has an on-campus or online MPH option to fit your career goals and your financial needs. No GRE is required.

Table of Contents:

12-Month MPH Timeline

Complete the MPH program in the shortest amount of time. This option begins in the summer term.

It is recommended that you not work while pursuing this plan.

Applicants to the 12-month program are not eligible for internships or research assistantships.

Eligible programs:

Expect to spend: 60-80 hours of coursework each week

Application deadline: April 1


18-Month MPH Timeline

Complete the MPH program by March of your second year.

You may be eligible for a research assistantship. You will also have the time to do an internship over the summer if you choose.

Eligible programs:

Expect to spend: 40-60 hours of coursework each week

Application deadlines:

  • On-Campus MPH: August 1
  • Online MPH: August 23

21-Month MPH Timeline

Complete the MPH program in less than 2 years, but still work part-time if you choose.

You may be eligible for a research assistantship. You will also have the time to do an internship over the summer if you choose.

Eligible programs:

Expect to spend: 30-50 hours of coursework each week

Application deadlines:

  • On-Campus MPH: August 1
  • Online & Executive MPH: August 23

33-Month MPH Timeline

Complete the program in less than 3 years while still working full-time.

You may be eligible for a research assistantship. You will also have time to do an internship over the summer if you choose.

Eligible programs:

Expect to spend: 18-20 hours of coursework each week

Application deadline: August 23


Choose Your Plan of Study

Duration: 12 Months 18 Months 21 Months 33 Months
Application deadline: April 1

August 1 (on-campus),

August 23 (online)

August 1 (on-campus),

August 23 (online)

August 23
Location: On-campus or online On-campus or online On-campus or online* Online
Eligible for research assistantship: No Yes Yes Yes
Eligible for internship: No Yes Yes Yes

* Executive MPH requires on-campus seminar sessions 2 Fridays per term.


Learn more about Scholarships and Fellowships and Options for Part-Time Students.

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