Jefferson School of Population Health
c/o Public Health Program
1015 Walnut Street
Suite 115, Curtis Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-6969


Thank you for considering our nationally accredited, Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Jefferson's School of Population Health.

Never has there been a more important and exciting time to become engaged in improving the health of the public. Today's public health problems - obesity, chronic diseases, unintentional injuries, and environmental conditions such as climate change - present considerable challenges to our communities. However, they also provide tremendous opportunities for creative leaders who are willing to tackle these issues in a way that also preserves human rights and dignity.

The MPH curriculum was designed by public health experts from within Jefferson and the broader health community. Our aim is to provide an educational experience of the highest quality - exciting and relevant courses guided by leaders in the field, capped by an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and apply new insights and capabilities in a dynamic population and community health setting.

What makes Jefferson different?

We have an unparalleled reputation for excellence in both health sciences education and health care delivery. Jefferson has been educating medical and healthcare professionals since 1824. Our graduate public health education program is based on an established model of excellence and innovation in health sciences education.

Our case-based curriculum is rigorous and focuses on application of skills. It includes two community-based practice experiences, a clerkship and capstone research project. Your Jefferson MPH will prepare you to excel as a practitioner of public health across a variety of dynamic employment settings - from government to academia, industry to community-based non-profits, foundations to professional organizations.

Our Dean, David B. Nash, MD, MBA, and Faculty are first rate and connected to public health experts across the country and around the world. Our research is cutting-edge, and the reach of our network assures both a clerkship and capstone experience with one of the region's leading public health organizations.

You can make a world of difference with an MPH from Jefferson!

Yours in health,

Rob Simmons, DrPH, MPH, CHES
Program Director, Public Health Program