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Master of Public Health MPH

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Welcome to the Penn State MPH Program. We are…Penn State!

Mission, Goals & Objectives

Penn State’s MPH Program aims to advance theory and practice that prepare future public health leaders, improve population health, and reduce health disparities – across Pennsylvania’s communities and the nation – through excellence in education, research, and service. In support of this mission, we aim to meet the following goals and objectives. Learn more about our commitment to education, research, and service.


The Penn State MPH Program will embody and instill in its students the following values.


Class photo at graduation reception

MPH Class photo at graduation reception

We take an individualized, student-centered approach to learning to meet our students’ respective needs and interests. Students may attend the program on a full- or part-time basis. Courses are held in the late-afternoons and early-evenings to accommodate working students. Several required and elective courses can be completed at Penn State’s University Park, Harrisburg, Great Valley, or World (online) campuses.

As a student of the Master of Public Health Program at Penn State, I have the opportunity to work directly with faculty and staff.  Due to the small class sizes, professors quickly learn your specific areas of interest in public health and are able to engage you in research that they are conducting.  You gain first-hand experience in public health while you are earning your degree.  – Bobbie Johannes, MPH Student, Co-President of Public Health Association for Service and Education (PHASE)



We are based in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Hershey is located in south-central Pennsylvania. We’re less than 15 miles from the state capital, Harrisburg, and the PA Department of Health, less than 2 hours from Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD, and about 2.5 hours from New York City and Washington, D.C. For more information about Hershey, click here.

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