The PA/MPH dual degree option is open to students applying to the Physician Assistant program at the Jefferson College of Health Professions.

Physician Assistants with an MPH degree are prepared to make a difference at the patient's side and in the community. The degree provides advanced training in research, policy, advocacy, leadership, global health, health equity and quality and safety. Additionally, MPH training informs clinical practice with diverse and underserved populations and prepares students to address emerging population health challenges and work effectively on interdisciplinary teams.   

PA/MPH students complete the bulk of their MPH coursework before taking PA classes.

Scholarships are available. 

The Jefferson Public Health program is flexible, tailored and high touch. JCPH is prepared to support PA/MPH students as they integrate public health tools and knowledge into their clinical education and practice.

  • PBH 501: Foundations of Public Health
  • PBH 500: Foundations of the US Healthcare System
  • PBH 502: Society, Behavior & the Environment
  • PBH 504: Fundamentals of Statistics for Research
  • PBH 506: Fundamentals of Epidemiology or an advanced epidemiology course
  • PBH 509: Foundations of Policy & Advocacy
  • PBH 510: Health Research Methods
  • PBH 520: Program Planning, Implementation & Evaluation
  • PBH 550: Public Health & Clinical Practice
  • PBH 651: Clerkship - Applied Practice Experience (C-APE) – 120 hour internship
  • Plus 3 electives (students tailor their experience by choosing from an array of available options)

Jefferson's Master of Public Health (MPH) program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).