Since the beginning of civilization, people have recognized that individuals can impact the health of a population as small as their own family or as large as a city or nation. As governments formed, their role in preserving and promoting public health became obvious. Today, public health leaders continue to focus on an ever-expanding range of health issues that impact individuals, families, cities, nations and the world at large.
The University of Southern California’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) is designed to prepare the next generation of public health leaders. Offered through the highly regarded Department of Preventative Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, students in the program are directly connected to state-of-the-art facilities and the latest breakthrough research at this acclaimed institution. Because of the department’s truly interdisciplinary approach, students are exposed to the enormous base of cutting-edge, population-oriented research that has earned the Department of Preventative Medicine the number one ranking in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among comparable medical school departments.
Assessing the strengths and needs of diverse communities; planning, implementing and evaluating collaborative health promotion and disease prevention interventions; and building community capacity to solve public health problems through the collaboration and placement of trained public health professionals are at the heart of the University of Southern California’s online Master of Public Health program. After completing a set of core courses, students tailor the program to match their interests by choosing from among three tracks: Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Health Education and Promotion, and Global Health Leadership. A practicum experience provides the opportunity to directly apply newly acquired knowledge to real-life public health issues.
The University of Southern California and the Executive Master of Health Administration online program are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC, a 501(c) (3) organization, is recognized as one of the six regional asso