Drexel University

School of Public Health



3001 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MPH degree program is designed to prepare students to enter an array of public health fields as well as doctoral programs. The full-time educational program is structured on a quarter basis, with a total credit hour requirement of 64 credit hours. All course work must be completed within four years of the date of matriculation for the full-time program.

At the end of Year 1, students select a public health major, known as the concentration area, which becomes their focus during Year 2. Throughout both years, the problem-based learning curriculum emphasizes public health competencies that include:

  • foundation skill development
  • content knowledge in the core disciplines of public health
  • the perspectives, values, and mission of public health within a systemic and contextual integration.

The community service-learning component begins in Year 1 with community site visits, service learning workshops and practicum experiences. In Year 2, the Community-Based Masters Project (CBMP) Program requires students to conduct projects that require on-site activities throughout the academic year culminating with a comprehensive paper, a poster presentation, and an oral defense.



Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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