Thomas Jefferson University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program is nationally accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). A comprehensive program, it develops competencies in five key public health areas – behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology and health policy, advocacy and management.
The interdisciplinary curriculum stresses leadership skills, systems thinking, health communication, global health and cultural humility and competency.
Dual degree opportunities are offered in medicine, law, pharmacy, social work and nursing. A One-Year-Plus option allows pre-professionals to complete all coursework during their gap or glide year.
The Certificate in Public Health provides a basic foundation in key areas of public health and can be applied to the MPH at a future date.
- The CEPH-accredited MPH requires completion of 45 credits, including a clerkship (field experience) and capstone research project.
- The clerkship is a semester-long community experience that is completed locally, nationally or abroad.
- The capstone research project applies research to some aspect of public health.
- The Certificate in Public Health requires completion of 18 credits, all of which can be applied to the MPH degree at a later time.
- Two 14-week and one 11-week terms per year, beginning in September and ending July 1, accommodate both part-time and full-time students.
- Classes are offered after 5:00 p.m. during the week to accommodate working adults.
- Part-time students can complete the program in two to four years.
- The One-Year-Plus option enables pre-professional and dual-degree students to complete all coursework for the MPH in ten months and to complete the capstone project the following year.
- Students can begin the program in September or January.
The MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). TJU is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.