Specialize Your Accelerated MPH Program with a Choice of 5 Concentrations
Students can choose from five concentrations: Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Community Health Promotion, Global Health, Health Services and Policy or Generalist.
Accelerated MPH Program Career Paths
Earning an MPH can advance your career whether you plan to work in public health or you’re pursuing a medical career. Public health professionals with an MPH can work in medical, research and governmental roles. Common career paths include roles like public health officer, infection preventionist and epidemiologist. MPH graduates pursue opportunities as health informatics specialists and biostatisticians as well.
Earning an MPH can also prepare students for medical school or for doctoral programs in public health.
Professionals with an MPH degree had a median annual salary of approximately $70,000 as of March 2023, according to Payscale. Salaries vary depending on job title, location and experience.
With a master’s degree in public health, professionals can pursue roles such as:
- Public health officer
- Public health educator
- Infectious disease consultant
- Community health worker
- Infection preventionist
- Public health informatics specialist
- Public health researcher
Why Choose USC for Your Online Accelerated MPH Program?
Earn your MPH online from a world-class medical school. The accelerated MPH program uses the same course material and faculty as the 2-year program. Fast-track students specialize their degrees with concentrations such as biostatistics, community health promotion and global health. Learners also complete a practicum in their local area to gain hands-on experience.
Receive personalized attention from expert faculty, and connect with a network of 400,000-plus Trojan alumni. Fast-track your public health education at USC.
Accelerated MPH Program Curriculum
Only available during the summer, the 42-credit MPH accelerated program includes 16 credits of core public health coursework, 16 credits in the public health concentration, 8 credits of electives and 2 credits for the practicum and capstone course. Students complete the program in four semesters (summer, fall, spring, summer).
- The Accelerated MPH Fast-Track Program requires that you take two to four courses each term, which can be equivalent to a 40-hour-per-week course workload. Students complete a practicum during the final semester.
- The accelerated program has a summer start date in May. Students are accepted and notified on a rolling basis.
For a successful degree journey, USC recommends that students do not work when enrolled in the Accelerated MPH Fast-Track Program.