Full- & Part-Time Formats

College

Population Health

Degree Earned

Master of Public Health

Program Type

Onsite

Program Contact

Name: Rosemary (Rosie) Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH
Position: Program Director
Telephone: 215-503-8901

Program Contact

Name: Katherine Puskarz, MPH
Position: Assistant Program Director

Admissions Contact

Name: April Smith
Position: Admissions and Recruitment Manager

901 Walnut Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: 215-503-5305

Earn an MPH as a Part-time or Full-time Student

The LPHT Pathway is designed for current or future public health practitioners. Full-time students can earn a degree in 18 months. Part-time students can finish in two to five years. Jefferson's Master of Public Health (MPH) program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). 

LPHT students are trained to be Leaders in Public Health Transformation and they graduate ready to make a difference.  

Students on the LPHT Pathway take the lead in transforming the future to promote health across siloes. They are provided with the advanced training to connect the biomedical, social, cultural, environmental, economic, and contextual issues that impact health. The MPH LPHT pathway prepares students to address pressing and emerging threats to health and well-being.

JCPH supports students on the LPHT Pathway by providing a flexible course schedule and a host of supplemental activities and experiential learning opportunities. Classes are offered throughout the day, in the evening, and online to accommodate working adults. Supplemental activities include a lecture series, journal clubs and registration to a nationally recognized conference on population health. Students on the LPHT Pathway also complete a field experience where they gain real world public health training. Additionally students on the LPHT Pathway work closely with faculty to design and complete an independent Capstone Project that focuses on a topic of their choice.

Jefferson Employees

Jefferson employees are encouraged to enroll in the MPH. For more information on how the public health program supports Jefferson employees, click here.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the LPHT Pathway, applicants must:

  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree with a competitive GPA from an accredited institution
  • Have a competitive GRE score (or other standardized test) or have earned at least nine graduate credits with a grade of B or higher from an accredited institution; a GRE waiver is available. Please review GRE Waiver Guidelines and application form.

Benefits

Students on the LPHT Pathway will receive:

  • A GPA-based scholarship
  • Intensive faculty mentoring and career support
  • Online admission to the Population Health Colloquium, a large national meeting hosted by the College and held each year in Philadelphia

Expectations

Students on the LPHT Pathway are required to:

  • Maintain active status in the MPH program on the LPHT Pathway
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Complete the 120 hour applied practice field experience (Clerkship)
  • Complete an independent Capstone Project of publishable quality

Application Process

To apply to the LEAP Pathway, please view the application instructions and click the SOPHAS online application link below.