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Master of Public Health Program

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA


Details at a Glance

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Degrees Offered

Master of Public Health

Our Program

The Penn MPH program offers a unique interdisciplinary model for public health training.

The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) Master of Public Health Program is a university-wide, interdisciplinary and interprofessional graduate program. The Penn MPH Program prepares students to be public health leaders by integrating research, education, and service to promote the health of populations locally, nationally, and globally. 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. Students typically complete the program in two years as full-time student or three years as a part-time student. All MPH students have the same core requirements, including 6 required core courses, two semesters of Capstone Seminar, and Fieldwork Experience. Students take 6 electives based on their chosen track. As part of their choice of electives, students can take up to 3 graduate-level public health courses from anywhere across the University to leverage the program's interdisciplinary nature. For more information, visit the Penn MPH website.



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    Certified Academic Transcripts
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    Personal Statement
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    3 Letters of Recommendation
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    The Penn MPH Program does not require the submission of standardized test scores, such as the GRE, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, DMAT or any equivalent test scores.

Application Deadline

Priority deadline: February 1st

Rolling admission through April 15th

Student Body

  • Total Students

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    170 Students

Clubs & Associations

Penn Public Health Society

Penn Public Health Society (PPHS) is the student-led society for the University of Pennsylvania's Masters of Public Health Program. PPHS was founded in 2004 and was recognized as the official student organization soon after its inception. The society exists to connect MPH students outside the classroom setting, inform students about key events and opportunities, and contribute to the ongoing development and growth of the MPH program. 

Global Health Society

The Global Health Society (GHS) at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to build awareness of and engagement in global health issues for all Masters of Public Health students here at Penn, and particularly for the Global Health Track students. GHS works to increase opportunities for global health research and service, including fieldwork and Capstone opportunities.

MPH Service Corps

Service Corps is a group of dedicated and motivated MPH students who are driven by a passion and commitment to civic engagement in Philadelphia. Through expanding community partnerships, the MPH Service Corps is committed to addressing community needs, fostering strong relationships, and sustaining health improvements.

Racial Equity Student Advisory Council

The University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Public Health program has made a commitment to educate the next generation of public health practitioners and therefore recognizes racism and anti-blackness as a pressing public health crisis. In order to uphold these values, students in the Penn MPH program have created the Racial Equity Student Advisory Council to deal with issues of race-related injustices within the program’s curriculum, student and faculty populations, and public health practices. 

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

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    Financial Aid Available