Master of Public Health
Learn how the Public Health program at USF uses the social justice lens to approach public health interventions.
Our classrooms extend beyond campus borders, into a city famous for its forward-thinking approach to public health advocacy and community outreach
An interprofessional degree for tomorrow's public health leaders. Study public health in classrooms that extend well beyond campus borders, into a city famous for its forward-thinking approach to public health advocacy and community outreach.
The Master of Public Health program prepares future public health leaders to address pressing public health issues at the local, state, national, and global levels. The MPH promotes community engagement, professional collaborations, evidence-based practice, and public health advocacy. Graduates gain the knowledge and skills to improve population health while identifying and assessing the health needs of underserved populations in their communities and around the world, with an emphasis on preventative strategies and practices.
The MPH degree at USF is:
Public health refers to all organized measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole. Beyond just the prevention and eradication of particular diseases, Public Health focuses on the entire spectrum of health by focusing on the political, economic and social conditions - what we call the social determinants - that promote the health of populations.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is an interprofessional degree offered by the School of Nursing and Health Professions through its Department of Population Health Sciences. The MPH is designed for students interested in learning the practical aspects of public health and developing critical leadership skills needed to promote population health and prevention of diseases. The program is particularly well suited for candidates eager to develop practice-oriented skills and competencies to promote population health. Candidates complete coursework in a myriad of fields, including epidemiology, biostatistics, community and behavioral health, environmental health, and public health policy and leadership.
Public Health (Generalist) | Locations: San Francisco (Presidio), Online
Health Policy and Leadership | Location: Sacramento
Dual Master of Public Health Master of Science in Behavioral Health | Location: San Francisco (Presidio)
All programs require up to 300 hours of fieldwork internship in a public health organization is required, and a capstone synthesis that demonstrates mastery of the profession.