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Master of Public Health Program

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program trains students to identify the factors that influence health and well-being among different segments of the population and apply that knowledge to improve community health for all.

Our graduates are prepared to work anywhere, from urban areas to rural communities to far-flung locations around the world.
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Flexible Curriculum

Our innovative curriculum can be completed on a full or part-time basis. We also offer nine dual degree programs, allowing you to customize your MPH experience, and encourage you to check out certificate programs in global health and other areas.

Practice and Service

Whether your practicum experience unfolds within a government agency, a community non-profit, a public or private school, or a rural or urban location outside of Madison, it will be designed to benefit both you and the community partner.

Applied Practice Experience
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Ready to Apply?

The MPH program application platform opens by early October and applications are due the following January 15. Make sure to review the program requirements, as well as tuition and aid information.

Application process

Tuition and aid

Advancing Health Equity

Our program is built on a vision of optimizing population health and advancing social and environmental justice. We are proud to be part of the first and only School of Medicine and Public Health, a national model of interactive learning and service.

Our Mission

Student Life

As a student in the MPH program, you will feel welcomed, encouraged and supported every step of the way. We are committed to your well-being and offer guidance and resources to ensure your success.

Student resources

Public Health Careers

Learn more about what public health is and find resources to explore potential career paths.

Explore careers
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Olivia Gonzalez
Public health keeps asking the question ‘why.’ Why is this happening? Why is X causing Y and affecting Z? I am eager to explore those questions.

Olivia Gonzalez, MPH '22

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CEPH Accredited Master'sThe University of Wisconsin–Madison Master of Public Health program is accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs outside schools of public health.

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