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

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

One-Year MPH Program

In as little as one year, you can earn the only online Master of Public Health degree in the nation that’s delivered by a top-ranked medical school. It’s an ideal choice for medical school applicants — or those completing residencies — who wish to build their knowledge base during their gap year.

Why Choose the USC MPH Online?

Study 100% online — no campus residency required
Complete your practicum locally or abroad
Learn from recognized thought leaders in public health
Choose from 6 concentrations

Make Your Gap Year Count

Graduate more quickly and start making a difference. Our one-year MPH covers the same material as the online program, and is directed by internationally renowned public health thought leaders. With 100% online flexibility, collaborative research projects and USC resources, you’ll have ample opportunity to develop your public health expertise in one year.

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 one-year online MPH requires that you take a minimum of two to four courses each term, which is equivalent to a 40-hour-per-week course workload, with a practicum during the fourth and final semester.
  • The 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 one-year fast-track MPH.
One-year online MPH requirements

The accelerated, one-year online MPH has the same admissions requirements as the two-year program.