The faster you graduate, the sooner you can make a difference

Accelerated MPH Fast-Track Program

Only available during our summer semester, the Accelerated MPH Fast-Track Program is delivered by the top-ranked Keck School of Medicine. This accelerated program is ideal for medical students in their gap year, for those completing residencies or for those who wish to expedite their entrance into the workforce.

CEPH accredited

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

USC ranks top 25 nationally (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)

Ranked Best Public Health Schools  (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)

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

Why Choose the USC MPH Online?

Complete coursework 100% online.

No campus residencies required — fulfill your practicum locally.

Choose from six concentrations.

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

Choose from three start dates per year.

Spring, summer and fall.

MPH Fast-Track Program only offered in the summer semester

Receive personalized instruction.

Live sessions and mentorship by expert faculty.

Connect with the Trojan network.

400,000 USC alumni and growing.

Make Your Gap Year Count

If you are currently completing a residency or in your medical school gap year, you can get your degree faster and make an impact right away. Our Accelerated MPH Fast-Track Program consists of the same material as the online program and is led by internationally recognized public health thought leaders. You will have plenty of opportunities to enhance your public health expertise using 100% online flexibility, collaborative research projects, and USC resources.

Specialize your MPH expertise

Students may choose from six concentrations: Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Community Health Promotion, Global Health, GeoHealth, Health Services and Policy, and Generalist.

Course structure and considerations

  • 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, with a practicum during the final semester.
  • The Accelerated fast-track program has a summer start date in May. Students are accepted and notified on a rolling basis.
  • For a successful degree journey, it is recommended that students do not work when taking the Accelerated MPH Fast-Track Program.

Accelerated MPH Fast-Track Program Requirements

This program has the same admissions requirements as the two-year program.