University of California, Irvine

College of Health Sciences

Public Health - MPH


UC Irvine Graduate Division

University of California

Irvine, CA 92697

United States


(949) 824-5544


(949) 824-7993

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.P.H.-Public Health

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The distinctive mission of the UCI Master of Public Health (MPH) program is to create a motivated cadre of public health professionals who are prepared to implement effective strategies for reducing the burden of disease and disability in culturally diverse communities, and who are primed to draw from their broad training in the global dimensions of public health principles to lead and work collaboratively on precise assessments of health-risk factors and on the management of evidence-based prevention strategies.

Students enrolled in the MPH program will have the opportunity for in-depth pursuit of one out of three areas of emphasis: Environmental Health Epidemiology Sociocultural Diversity and Health The MPH is a 60-unit degree with fourteen (14) courses taken over two years. Students may choose to complete the program in a longer or shorter time frame to meet their needs. All students will spend a summer at one of more than 100 possible internship sites for practicum training. At the conclusion of the program, each student takes comprehensive exams, writes a paper detailing the experience at the practicum site, and produces a research paper on a topic related to his or her emphasis.

Graduates of UCI's MPH program will find employment in both public and private agencies committed to preventing disease and promoting health in all aspects of society.


UC Irvine is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and all graduate programs receive rigorous external reviews mandated by the University of California every five years.

International Student Requirements:

1. International Students and students who do not speak English as their native language must submit scores for TOEFL iBT ( overall minimum score of 80). As an option to TOEFL, you may submit scores from the IELTS exam (overall score = 7 .AND. with sub-scores = 6 on each individual IELTS module). 2. Applicants who qualify to serve as Teaching Assistants (TA) may be more competitive for admission. To be eligible to serve as a TA, a TOEFLibt score = 26 on the Speaking component, OR, an IELTS score = 8 on their Speaking module, OR, a score = 50 on the TSE (Test of Spoken English). Official Test Scores must be transmitted to UC Irvine. TOEFLibt scores will be transmitted to UC Irvine when you specify the following on your exam: Institutional Code = 4859, Departmental Code = 47 ** TOEFL/TOEFLibt or IELTS test scores must be = 2 years old as of the first day of classes. Older scores are NOT acceptable.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans

Locale: Midsize City

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