• The MPH program congratulates Tolulope (Tolu) Oyetunde, Christine Willinger, Silicia (LoLo) Lomax, and Gina Chang who have won a variety of awards for engagement and leadership at the University of Pennsylvania and across Philadelphia. Please see our student awards page for details on how Tolu, Christine, LoLo, and Gina have engaged with their university and local communities.
  • The University of Pennsylvania MPH program leverages the University’s interdisciplinary resources to prepare the next generation of public health leaders and innovators to promote the health of populations locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Check out our new feature, where you can learn more about some of our amazing students and alumni!

The Penn MPH

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 offer courses online 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

In Health,

Hillary C.M. Nelson, PhD, MPH

Director, MPH Program 


The MPH academic calendar can be found here!