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Population Health Degree Programs

The Department of Population Health Sciences, part of the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison oversees three graduate degree programs: the MS/PhD in Population Health, the MS/PhD in Epidemiology, and the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program. Through these graduate degree programs, the Department seeks to educate graduates to be able to understand, preserve, and improve the health of human populations and individuals.

The Department’s innovative approach to graduate learning offers: innovative approach to graduate learning offers:

  • An interdisciplinary approach
  • Degree flexibility
  • Personal attention
  • Friendly, accessible faculty and staff members
  • World-class university resources
  • Learning beyond the classroom
  • Exceptional research opportunities
  • Life in vibrant and beautiful Madison, Wisconsin

The MPH Degree

The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program provides a practice-oriented, interdisciplinary focused education for student seeking to gain competence in public health practice and for health professional students who wish to strengthen their knowledge and skills in public health. This 42 credit program includes course work in the five core public health areas, opportunities to choose elective courses from across the campus, and a required 400 hour field experience. The MPH Program collaborates with several other health professions programs across campus through its dual degree programs.

Visit About the MPH Program to learn more.

MS/PhD in Population Health & Epidemiology

The Population Health Sciences Graduate Program prepares MS and PhD students to conduct, communicate, and share research aimed at the protection, promotion, and restoration of health in human populations.

Visit About the MS/PhD Program to learn more.