Build a Healthier, Safer World
with a Master’s in Public Health
The work being performed by public health professionals is vital to our world. With rapidly growing populations in communities across the globe, the public health initiatives being developed and put into practice today will help assure the health and safety of the world’s inhabitants throughout the 21st century.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) online program from the Keck School of Medicine of USC is a postgraduate degree program designed for individuals who are interested in developing their knowledge of public health practice and policy. The program is a comprehensive examination of the five core areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, environmental and occupational health, and the social and behavioral sciences.
Whether your current educational or professional background is in public health, psychology, healthcare, epidemiology, health education, medicine, social or behavioral sciences or another field altogether, the Master of Public Health online degree program can help you develop a solid foundation in public health practice through in-depth coursework and direct interactions with our faculty of experienced public health professionals.
A Focused Public Health Curriculum
Through the core curriculum, you’ll examine and assess the strengths and needs of diverse global communities using biostatistics and principles of epidemiology. Study health service delivery in the U.S. as you learn to plan, implement and evaluate collaborative health promotion and disease prevention interventions. Discover what it takes to empower communities and examine ways to help build a community’s capacity to solve public health problems through collaboration and the placement of trained public health professionals.
Choose one of three tracks to complement your foundation in public health:
Biostatistics and Epidemiology Track – Learn to use statistical procedures, techniques and methodologies to identify health trends. Discover the concepts and tools associated with biostatistics and epidemiology to determine what causes disease or injury, what the risks are and how to prevent further incidences. Identify and understand the trends that influence disease and evaluate new treatments for disease.
Health Education and Promotion Track – Learn to use health education and specific interventions to tackle public health problems. Study new ways to use health education to facilitate behavioral and environmental changes to improve health. Learn to deliver programs and interventions conducive to health enhancement for individuals and communities.
Global Health Leadership Track – Build leadership skills as you examine the impact of globalization and culture on public health. Develop the knowledge you’ll need to execute health initiatives and work with international partners to strengthen regional public health systems and enhance public health preparedness and emergency response. Learn to identify variations in health status with a focus on the impact of socioeconomic status, politics, environment, education, and other such factors on access to care, the etiology of illness, progression of disease and recovery from illness.
- Current – Study the most recent public health issues, policy and procedures and examine their impact on our local communities and the world.
- Focused – Focus your education with a specialized track; choose from Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Health Education and Promotion, and Global Health Leadership.
- Flexible – Graduate from the MPH program in as few as 2 years while you continue working in your current job.
- Immersive – Develop your practical experience as you work in a public health agency as part of the USC MPH program practicum.
A Transformative Public Health Degree from a Leader in Education
The University of Southern California is one of the nation’s top ranked private research universities. The faculty of the MPH program are committed to the development of the next generation of public health leaders. They provide personalized expertise in instruction and mentorship while continuing to produce groundbreaking research that addresses the critical issues facing our global society.
The Master of Public Health Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).