Situated in the truly integrated campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Master of Public Health (MPH) 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.

The MPH Program works across all levels of community, government, health systems, private industry and other institutional settings to achieve foundational competencies and promote health equity in Wisconsin communities and beyond. We are committed to advancing the Wisconsin Idea, a concept that espouses sharing university resources and knowledge beyond the campus, through didactic and experiential learning.

After completing the Master of Public Health Program, students will be able to:

  1. Utilize a global health perspective to confront the root causes of less than optimal health and promote wellness for all communities. 
  2. Engage theory and evidence-based methods to lead multi-disciplinary and professional public health practice and research.
  3. Employ a socio-ecological model to analyze dynamic interactions among human and social systems. 
  4. Identify strengths and limitations of current public health models and approaches and design innovative solutions for today’s public health challenges.
  5. Practice public health with honesty and integrity using a respectful and collaborative approach that responds to the needs of the communities we serve.

As graduates of the MPH Program, our alumni will employ the skills and knowledge they have gained by becoming community-engaged citizens, positively promoting social change and striving for excellence through lifelong learning to contribute to a global society.