University of Pennsylvania

Master of Public Health Program

The University of Pennsylvania Master of Public Health Program is a university-wide, interdisciplinary and interprofessional graduate program that prepares students to be public health leaders by integrating research, education, and service to promote the health of populations locally, nationally, and globally.

MPH Program at a Glance

  • 5:1student-to-faculty ratio
  • 96%employment rate 1 year post-graduation
  • 177total students in the program

Our Mission, Vision, & Values

The interdisciplinary nature of the program is so enriching inside and outside of the classroom. Our students and faculty come from unique backgrounds, both personally and professionally. It fosters such an inclusive environment with different viewpoints and an excitement to learn from one another. I enjoy how much I learn from students and colleagues.

Dominique Ruggieri, PhD

Faculty Instructor

Nina Pinto

Generalist Track, Full Time

My name is Nina Pinto and I am an MPH Candidate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My journey to public health began after interning with the CDC the summer going in to my senior year of college, and I immediately knew that public health was the place for me. From the application and interview process, to learning more about the accomplished faculty and opportunities within my reach, I knew that Penn was ultimately the best place for me. This program was very different from the others I applied to simply because everyone here wants to help you succeed and find your place within the field of public health; the level of dedication and encouragement from the faculty and staff has always been amazing, and as a first generation graduate school student, it has helped me immensely within the program. One of my favorite things about this program has easily been bonding with my peers! Everyone I have met has such a unique story and perspective of public health, and it has given me the opportunity to learn from them and for them to also learn from me.

Student Spotlight

Dominique Ruggieri, Ph.D.

Faculty Member

Dominique Ruggieri, Ph.D., recently became the Associate Director of Teaching Support and Innovation at the MPH Program. She shared with us a little about the position and her excitement in continuing to engage with students and faculty in this capacity.

Read Dominique’s Interview Here

Faculty Spotlight

CEPH Accreditation

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is the national accreditation body for MPH programs in the US. The Penn MPH is fully accredited by CEPH. The 2019 Report and Final Self-Study are available upon requests to Dr. Hillary Nelson.