Master of Public Health

The University of Puget Sound’s inaugural cohort of Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.) program will begin classes in academic year 2021-22.

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Public health is a transdisciplinary field focused on the promotion of community and environmental health, and the prevention of disease and injury to assure optimal health outcomes with an emphasis on serving marginalized populations. The MPH is a professional degree that prepares students as practitioners who are responsive to contemporary challenges in public health at local, regional, national and global levels. MPH graduates are proficient in the best practices of design, planning, and implementation of health research, programs, and services.

This MPH program at Puget Sound (1) aligns with our institutional mission and philosophies, including fostering critical thinking, apt expression, social justice and community engagement, (2) builds on our expertise in providing excellence in health professions education and, (3) reflects our deep commitment to being community- and service-centered, and (4) will prepare professionals to provide our region with high quality public health care.

The MPH program at Puget Sound is informed by and reflects the key areas of learning outcomes/competencies consistent with CEPH accreditation requirements:

  • Evidence-based Approaches to Public Health
  • Public Health & Health Care Systems
  • Planning & Management to Promote Health
  • Policy in Public Health
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Interprofessional Practice
  • Systems Thinking