The degree provides a practice-oriented approach for those who want to strengthen their general knowledge and skills in public health, either through a single degree or through one of the program’s many dual degree programs.

For prospective students

MPH Day of Service

Our annual MPH Day of Service, an MPH Program tradition, will be on Aug. 29 at Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Faculty, staff and students are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Curriculum and competencies
Our program takes an interprofessional, practice-oriented approach to provide education and training to students in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Public Affairs, and Law. In 2019, our program introduced a new, innovative curriculum that better prepares our graduates to take on the challenges they will face as they enter the public health workforce.

For current students

In the news

Master of public health students and recent graduates can find employment opportunities from our continuously updated job listings.


Public health professionals optimizing population health and advancing social justice.


To build a high quality and diverse public health workforce through excellence and inclusivity in interprofessional education, professional development, research, and community engagement.


Faculty and students affiliated with the Master of Public Health Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health value evidence; learning through teaching and shared and interactive experiences; service through contributions to university, community, and professional settings; discovery through interprofessional research; a healthy and supportive environment that cultivates professional development of its faculty, staff, and students; and diversity through inclusiveness and respect for individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds, interests, cultures, and practices, grounded in human right. Moreover, they demonstrate a commitment to social and environmental justice, health equity, practice that is filled with the highest professional ethics, and optimizing health, especially for those most impacted by unfair policy and practice.


Promoting and embracing diversity is central to the mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. For the past several decades, the UW–Madison has made promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion a top priority of institutional life. The MPH Program is committed to a strategy of inclusive excellence by recruiting and sustaining a diverse student body, faculty and staff and providing training that is dedicated to producing public health practitioners who understand the needs of diverse individuals, families and populations.


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The UW-Madison Master of Public Health Program has been accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH), since 2009. The MPH program’s most recent accreditation site visit occurred in March 2014. The MPH Program was reaccredited in September 2014.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is seeking reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). At this time the program is completing a self-study of the program and is making final preparations for an accreditation site visit on October 4 and 5, 2021. Any comments or feedback about the program can be made directly to CEPH. Comments will be accepted until 30 days prior to the onsite visit. The deadline for submitting comments is Friday, September 3, 2021.
Comments may be addressed to:

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (202) 789-1050

The final accreditation report and final self-study are available below:

Learn more about accreditation from the CEPH website