The Public Health program is flexible, tailored, and high touch. The Jefferson College of Population Health is prepared to support students who want to be public health practitioners and those who want to move into health care, law, government, or policy.
Pathways to Completion
This program provides medical school graduates with the opportunity to pursue an MPH. Students can earn a degree either on a full-time or part-time basis.
The accelerated pathway (one academic year) is for future healthcare professionals. Students on this pathway start the program in the fall (September).
The bridge pathway is for undergraduate students at our partner institutions who will to start taking MPH classes while earning their bachelor’s degree.
This pathway is ideal for students planning to practice public health and take the lead in promoting health across siloes.
The MPH program offers four engaging concentration options. Each concentration offers elective course options that address specific competencies. Students are encouraged to complete their Clerkship-Applied Practice Experience and Capstone-Integrated Learning Experience on topics related to their concentration. Students in each concentration take 6 elective courses.
- Public Health Analytics focuses on bolstering students’ epidemiological and statistical expertise through advanced coursework giving students the ability to collect, analyze, interpret and visualize data.
- Public Health Policy & Advocacy gives students the skillset to promote public health policy at the local, state, federal and international levels.
- Healthcare Quality & Safety focuses on integrating public health knowledge and skills in the clinical space. This concentration is particularly of interest to students currently in or intending to enter the medical field.
- Public Health Practice (Generalist) concentration gives students the most freedom to choose electives that appeal to them. Academic advisors will support students in determining which electives support their career goals.
- Baccalaureate degree with a competitive GPA from an accredited institution