Public Health

Degree Types: MPH

The Program in Public Health prepares students for public health practice, teaching, and research endeavors. The program is offered both full-time (Summer Quarter start) and part-time (Fall or Summer start). A generalist option and concentrations in Community Health Research and Global Health are open to both full-time and part-time students.  The Epidemiology Concentration is open to full-time students.

The program provides students with 1) a broad perspective on the definition of health highlighting the concepts of prevention, health promotion, health care organization and delivery, and population-based research and intervention and 2) an interdisciplinary public health knowledge base derived from biomedical and social scientific theories and empiric evidence.

Coursework and faculty are drawn from many departments in the Feinberg School of Medicine, including the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, and Global Health Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences. The program also includes fieldwork in a governmental or non-governmental public health setting.

See Public Health Degree Requirements in four tracks: Generalist, Community Health Research, Epidemiology, or Global Health for specific classes and procedures needed to complete this program.