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.

CEPH accredited

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

USC ranks top 25 nationally (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

Ranked #5 in Best Colleges for Veterans (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

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.

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

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 two to four courses each term, which can be 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.