Master On Campus

Public Health

Pennsylvania State University

24 months
39248 USD/year
23082 USD/year
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The College of Medicine Master of Public Health (MPH) is a 42-credit degree program at Pennsylvania State University preparing students for exciting careers in public health. Students gain knowledge and skills in the five core areas of public health: biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health services administration, and social and behavioral sciences.


Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine's Master of Public Health (MPH) Program aims to advance theory and practice that prepare future public health leaders, improve population health, and reduce health disparities – across Pennsylvania’s communities, the nation, and the world – through excellence in education, research, and service.

Students can specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Community and Behavioral Health
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Global Health
  • Health Systems Organization and Policy


  • We take an individualized, student-centered approach to learning to meet the needs and interests of those in the program.
  • Students may attend the program on a full- or part-time basis. Courses are held in the late afternoons and early evenings to accommodate working students.
  • As part of the MPH program, every student participates in both an internship and a capstone experience designed to take their knowledge into the workplace.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Behavioral Health Intervention Strategies
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Health Services Organization and Delivery
  • Principles of Public Health
  • Capstone Experience
  • Master of Public Health Internship or Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Statement of purpose - Your Statement of Purpose should be 500 words or less and indicate your reason(s) for pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.
  • Resume or CV - Prior public health experience (work, volunteer, internship, service learning) recommended but not required.
  • Copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE or MCAT scores (optional)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores

Tuition Fee

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    39248 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 39248 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23082 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Hershey

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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