The Penn MPH
The University of Pennsylvania Master of Public Health Program (MPH Program) is a university-wide, interdisciplinary collaboration among eight schools. In addition to the faculty from the School of Medicine where the program is housed, faculty from Nursing, Arts and Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Wharton School of Business, Dental Medicine, and Social Policy and Practice, are integral partners in this initiative. The overall MPH Program objective is to provide a focal point for enhancing collaborations in public health research and practice. We consider this program to be a unique model for training the next generation of public health leaders.
With a 5:1 student to faculty ratio, students have access to public health experts who will mentor them from coursework through their Capstone projects. The program is flexible, allowing for both full-time and part-time study.
Note from the MPH Program Director:
The MPH program continues with its mission to train the next generation of public health practitioners. We are aided by the flexibility of our program, which allows students to work part-time or full-time and sequence courses as best fits their goals. Because of the passion and dedication of our faculty and staff, we were able to quickly pivot to temporarily offer courses remotely as we navigate this uncertain time for all of us. Many of our MPH students and faculty have also pivoted to work on COVID-19 public health issues behind the scenes and on the front lines. If you have any questions about the MPH program, you can reach out to our team. If you have questions about the admission process and updates related to admission timelines for fall 2021, visit our admission information page here.
Hillary C.M. Nelson, PhD, MPH
Director, MPH Program
Want to hear more about what the program has been doing during COVID-19 and to continue anti-racism work? Read our update here.