• Our mission is to leverage the resources and environment of a premier research university to prepare the next generation of leaders in public health. The program recruits a culturally inclusive body of students with diverse training and experience and seeks to train innovative thinkers who will assess the health needs of populations and communities, who will plan, implement, evaluate, and disseminate programs to address those needs, and who will inform public debate and policymaking, all toward the crucial goal of optimizing conditions for healthy living locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Abha Kulkarni, senior at Penn and a submatriculant in the MPH program, attended the American Model World Health Organization (AMWHO) 2016 at Emory University. The conference, modeled after Model United Nations, was open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in the healthcare field.  Individuals from all over the country and abroad gathered to attend the event, the topic of which was antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
  • Penn’s Center for Public Health Initiatives, in partnership with medical students from the Perelman School of Medicine, is bringing Walk with a Future Doc to West Philly. Our goal is to get out into the community and promote health and well-being through bi-weekly walks. Whether you walk a little, a lot, or not at all, we would love to have you come out and walk at your own pace and have the opportunity to have any questions you might have answered by some of our future doctors.
  • “I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with PCA, an invaluable agency that tirelessly works towards improving the lives of older Philadelphians” -Barbara Herzstock, PCA Intern

The Penn MPH

The Penn MPHThe 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 4:1 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.

 

The MPH academic calendar can be found here!