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Complete coursework 100% online.

No campus residencies required — fulfill your practicum locally.

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Choose from five concentrations.

Study biostatistics, epidemiology, health services, community and global health and more.

Choose from three start dates per year.

Spring, summer and fall.

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Receive personalized instruction.

Live sessions and mentorship by expert faculty.

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Connect with the Trojan network.

400,000 USC alumni and growing.

The University of Southern California offers a Master of Public Health online program that does more than elevate your core competencies in the field. It immerses you in cutting-edge, real-world research and projects local to your community — and around the world.

  • Explore how geographical context shapes health outcomes, trends and inequalities.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of modern technologies like GIS and remote sensing.
  • Effectively address health challenges which may span from mapping emerging outbreaks like Zika to ensuring safe drinking water.
  • Prepare for positions in NGOs, government health agencies and research institutions.

Study and network with public health thought leaders and spatial science experts. Get involved in cutting-edge research and practice that shapes your community and those around the world.

Why choose USC MPH?

  • 100% online
  • Graduate in as little as one year
  • Learn from internationally renowned public health thought leaders
  • Study the impact of recent public health issues, policy and procedures
  • Develop hands-on experience with a public health agency through a practicum
  • Experience faculty-led trips (Costa Rica, Geneva, Panama)

Choose from 6 specialized concentrations

  • Biostatistics & Epidemiology
  • Community Health Promotion
  • Global Health
  • Health Services and Policy
  • Generalist (customizable for students with advanced graduate degrees)

The University of Southern California Master of Public Health is committed to support students through scholarships for their studies. Beginning with the Spring 2021 term, every online MPH applicant is automatically considered for the Public Health Leadership scholarship during the admissions process. Financial awards are announced upon acceptance into the online MPH program.

Council on Education for Public Health accreditation


The Master of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredited


USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

U.S. News National Universities ranking

USC MPH - U.S. News National Universities

USC ranks top 25 among 272 best universities nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report.

US News Ranked Best Public Health Schools

USC MPH - US News Public Health

Ranked #37 in Public Health (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)

US News Medical Research

USC MPH - US News Medical Research

Keck School of Medicine of USC ranks #32 nationally (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)