Master of Public Health Program

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Is Public Health in Your Future?

The UCD MPH program is designed for people interested in disease prevention and community health. Students can earn their MPH degree in epidemiology or general public health.

The program includes instruction in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, health services and administration, and social and behavioral science, and prepares students for an expanding range of professional opportunities and roles in public health and medicine.

Applicants must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree for acceptance to the program. Professionals who already have an MD, DO, DVM, DDS, DPM, or PharmD may also apply, as may RNs, NPs, or PAs with a Bachelor’s degree. Medical and veterinary students typically enroll between the second and third or third and fourth years of their medical training. The program is designed for students wishing to enroll full time, with classes during the day; so it is not appropriate for persons planning to maintain a practice or other professional work schedule.

While it is possible to complete 56 units in a one-year period (summer session II through spring quarter), we recommend that students plan for at least one or two quarters into a second academic year, especially students without a clinical background or who must limit their academic load for professional or other reasons.

Upcoming News & Events

Interested in learning more about the UC Davis MPH Program and admission requirements?  Register for an upcoming MPH admissions webinarThe graduate application will open in mid-October for Summer Session II in August 2016.                                                              


MPH Admission Information Session, Oct. 20, 6:00-7:00 PM (Davis campus)


MPH Admission Information Session, Nov. 23, 6:00-7:00 PM (Sacramento campus)


Courses & Resources


MPH Program Brochure


Archived MPH Admission and Information Session Webinar


2015-16 Core Course Schedule


SPH 290 FQ 2015 Schedule


Electives Handout


Academic Calendar