• Our mission is to leverage the resources and environment of a premier research university to prepare the next generation of leaders in public health. The program recruits a culturally inclusive body of students with diverse training and experience and seeks to train innovative thinkers who will assess the health needs of populations and communities, who will plan, implement, evaluate, and disseminate programs to address those needs, and who will inform public debate and policymaking, all toward the crucial goal of optimizing conditions for healthy living locally, nationally, and globally.
  • MPH student Jehan Luth traveled to India in the summer of 2017 where he completed his fieldwork with an educational institution in India that serves thousands of children breakfast, lunch, dinner, and many snacks during the day in order to improve the nutritional score of the food being served while reducing the food cost for the organization. During his time there, he was successfully able to lead a team that changed over 150,000 meals being served weekly while reducing the budget. The food served is now much more nutritionally dense than before.
  • Congratulations to two of our MPH students, Elina Tonkova Sevilla and Quadeera Jackson, who won poster awards at the College of Physicians this year!

The Penn MPH

The Penn MPHThe University of Pennsylvania Master of Public Health Program (MPH Program) is a university-wide, interdisciplinary collaboration among eight schools. In addition to the faculty from the School of Medicine where the program is housed, faculty from Nursing, Arts and Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Wharton School of Business, Dental Medicine, and Social Policy and Practice, are integral partners in this initiative. The overall MPH Program objective is to provide a focal point for enhancing collaborations in public health research and practice. We consider this program to be a unique model for training the next generation of public health leaders.

With a 4:1 student to faculty ratio, students have access to public health experts who will mentor them from coursework through their Capstone projects. The program is flexible, allowing for both full-time and part-time study.


The MPH academic calendar can be found here!