Public Health (MPH)
The Public Health Sciences Graduate Group includes instruction in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, health services and administration, and social and behavioral science, and they prepare students for an expanding range of professional opportunities and roles in public health and medicine. The Master of Public Health Program is designed for people interested in disease prevention and community health. The program’s mission is to develop the public health leaders of the future by providing a high-quality master’s degree curriculum in partnership with the public health community. The Ph.D. in public health sciences is designed to create graduates who will be experts in generating and disseminating new knowledge about health and disease prevention and effective programs in public health. The doctoral students in this program will be educated in research design, implementation and analysis, as well as public health practice. These programs promote a practical public health focus through a historically strong partnership with federal, state and local public health communities, including the California Department of Public Health.