The 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, Social Policy and Practice, Veterinary Medicine, Education, Wharton and Dental Medicine are integral partners in this initiative. The overall MPH Program objective is to provide a focal point for enhancing collaborations in public health research, teaching and service. We consider this program to be a unique model for promoting University-wide synergy among academic disciplines to advance leadership in public health. Under the auspices of the School of Medicine, the MPH Program offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.