Thomas Jefferson UniversityJefferson School of Population Health

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Program Overview

  • Competency-based degree program accredited through the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH).
  • Stresses competencies in five key public health areas – behavioral and social sciences; biostatistics; environmental health sciences, epidemiology; and health policy and management.
  • Emphasizes leadership, systems thinking, health communication and cultural humility and competency.
  • Clerkship is a semester-long community experience with a public health-related organization that can be completed locally, elsewhere in the United States, or abroad.
  • Classes are offered across three 14-week sessions per year that begin in September and end by late July.
  • Full-time students can complete the program in 16 – 20 months. Part-time students can complete the program in 24 – 48 months.
  • Students enrolled in a Jefferson joint degree program (MD/MPH; JD or MJ/MPH; MSN/MPH) can complete coursework in one year with the capstone research project completed in a subsequent year.
  • Classes are offered after 4PM during the week or on weekends at the Center City campus of Thomas Jefferson University.
  • Students can begin the program in September or January.