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 the fall of 2019, our program will introduce 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

Henry Anderson Award inspires confidence, buoys work in One Health

July 30, 2018

Thanks to the first Henry A. Anderson III Graduate Student Award in Environmental, Occupational and Public Health, Laurel Myers, a UW-Madison DVM/MPH candidate, spent a month this summer with Madagascar Health and Environmental Research vaccinating chickens as part of a project to improve human health.

Barb Duerst earns Dean's Teaching Award

May 18, 2018

Congratulations to our very own Barb Duerst on her recent Dean's Teaching Award, which recognizes her incredible contributions to not only the MPH Program, but the entire School of Medicine and Public Health community. Those familiar with the MPH Program know that Barb has provided leadership and instruction to our program for more than a decade. We couldn't be more proud of this great accomplishment! 

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

Accreditation

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

Learn more about accreditation from the CEPH website

Diversity

Promoting and embracing diversity is central to the mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the past several decades, the University of Wisconsin-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.