Master’s of Public Health Program

The M.P.H. degree program promotes a broad focus on the myriad factors that influence population health. These factors include medical care, socioeconomic conditions, cultural beliefs and practices, behavioral risk factors, and environmental exposures. The curriculum provides training and skills in the management of public health programs and initiatives, and the analysis of public health policies. This degree is appropriate for those who want to manage health programs that deliver preventive healthcare and other public health services in a wide range of institutions, public and private, both in the U.S. and internationally. The degree also prepares students for public- and private-sector careers in public health policy, planning, and advocacy.


All residential master degrees (except for the dual degree programs) require 60 credits spread over two years with a required internship in the summer between the first and second year.

We have designed our curriculum around a set of core competencies that define professional excellence in health management and policy. The competency base defines professional skills that students should have when they complete the program. The competencies are found in our Competency Model, which is updated periodically and based on research, the knowledge base for these fields, and ongoing feedback from professionals in the field.

All students working toward the 60-credit-hour M.P.H. or M.H.S.A. degree take a set of courses designed to provide an in-depth education in the issues, skills, and competencies necessary for leaders in the field of health management and policy. The core curriculum comprises 60 credits, including electives.


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