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MPH Degree Program Overview

Founded in 2005, and accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in 2009, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Master of Public Health program is an interdisciplinary professional degree program that provides education and training in public health concepts and methods targeted to health professionals and students. The degree provides a practice-oriented program for individuals who want to strengthen their general knowledge and skills in public health. The program was developed to expand and enhance a competent public health workforce that is able to advance the well-being of the citizens of Wisconsin and beyond.

The MPH program is committed to an interdisciplinary educational philosophy and bridges the diverse schools and departments of the UW-Madison campus with faculty and students from disciplines such as veterinary medicine, law, business, social work, public affairs and nursing. With a unique focus on service learning, the MPH program builds on the Wisconsin Idea with the integration of public health practitioners and the incorporation of current public health issues facing Wisconsin’s communities occurs throughout the curriculum. Close connections with the community through the Division of Public Health, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, and other health care and not-for-profit agencies, enable students to apply their skills in a real world setting. Graduates of the MPH program gain knowledge, skills and approaches that promote the core functions of public health, including the prevention of epidemics and the spread of disease, protection from environmental hazards, prevention from injury, promotion of health behaviors, response to disasters and assistance to communities in recover, and assuring the quality and accessibility of health services.  





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