The MPH at UCSD: Training tomorrow's public health leaders and practitioners.

Director's Welcome

Michael PrattWelcome to the University of California San Diego Master of Public Health (MPH). We are delighted to be able to add this new degree program to the public health offerings at UC San Diego. It will be an excellent complement to the Bachelor of Science in Public Health, the Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health (with San Diego State University), and the PhD in Biostatistics. The MPH will enroll its first class of students in Fall 2018. The program is designed to be an academically rigorous 2-year program with thesis and capstone options. It will meet all of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) requirements and, as it evolves, will match the priorities and strengths of the proposed UC San Diego School of Public Health. The MPH program will provide instruction in the core public health disciplines: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, as well as engaging with departments across campus to address key aspects of 21st century public health, including climate change and data science. The MPH has been approved with two initial concentrations that reflect the strengths of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health (FMPH): Epidemiology and Health Behavior. Additional concentrations will be added as the program grows. We hope that you will join us in growing a world class public health program at UC San Diego.

Michael Pratt, MD, MSPE, MPH
Professor and Director, Institute for Public Health and MPH Program
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health
University of California, San Diego