The Master of Public Health (MPH) program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions prepares graduates to coordinate and manage public health care programs in global, urban or community settings with an emphasis on health promotion and health education.
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- Classes meet once evening a week with a combination of online coursework
- Two-year, part-time program for new graduates and working professionals
- Practitioner focused with 300-hour fieldwork internship
MPH Mission Statement: The mission of the University of San Francisco Master of Public Health program is to advance and enhance the health and well being of the citizens of San Francisco, California and the world through organized community effort and excellence in teaching, discovery and service in public health. With a focus on Liberation Health, the University of San Francisco MPH Program will achieve this mission by focusing on and creating socially just strategies to address the needs of vulnerable populations and to prepare public health generalists and leaders for urban, national and international service
USF Core Values: The University of San Francisco is an internationally recognized premier Jesuit Catholic, urban University with a global perspective that educates leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. The core values of this program include global focus, social justice, leadership, compassion and humanity, development of a moral, spiritual compass and the engagement and use of Ignatian Pedagogy for the educational experience.
USF MPH Goals and Objectives:
||Education: Educate individuals for professional careers in public health
||Discovery: Conduct basic and applied research in public health
||Service: Provide managerial and programmatic support to local, state, federal, and international organizations
||Workforce Development: Prepare public health professionals who implement socially just strategies to identify, prevent, and solve community health problems with a focus on the needs of vulnerable populations
The MPH at USF is a multidisciplinary professional degree awarded for studies related to public health. Our students produce an original graduate project based on the culmination of learning during the six semesters, a 300-hour fieldwork internship, and a capstone synthesis that demonstrates mastery program competencies.
Applicants must submit evidence of their ability to do quality, graduate level work. The following materials are considered in the review of applications:
- 3.0 GPA cumulative
- A two to three page written goal statement
- Two signed letters of recommendation
- A résumé
- Copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- A completed online application form and $55 fee
- International students must submit an official TOEFL score (600 minimum score on the paper test or 100 INB is required) and a Certificate of Finance.
- Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree at the time of matriculation from an accredited institution of higher education.
- The MPH degree does not have prerequisites, but competence in pre-calculus math, basic biological science and social sciences psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics) is helpful
- Fluency in a second language is also helpful, but not required
- Submit documentation from the CLEP College Composition. For more information about the CLEP exam, please visit the website at http://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/college-composition GRE scores can be submitted in lieu of CLEP scores.
For more information, please contact:
MPH Recruiter: Susana Torres- email@example.com
MPH Program Assistant: Michelle Potthoff- Mlpotthoff@usfca.edu