The Penn State MPH degree is offered through the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The MPH Program is one of Penn State’s fifteen graduate degree programs offered at the Hershey Campus. Our students enjoy the opportunity to learn alongside a diverse community of health care professionals and researchers at the Penn State Hershey Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Courses at the Hershey Campus are taught by faculty within the three divisions of the Department of Public Health Sciences: Epidemiology, Biostatisics and Bioinformatics, and Health Services Research. The Department also houses the Center for Applied Studies in Health Economics, the Center for Nutritional Activity and Promotion, the Center for Statistical Genetics, and the Penn State Center for Women’s Health Research.
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A Message from the Director:
The faculty and staff of the Penn State MPH Program are eager to welcome you to Hershey, Pennsylvania. I encourage you to begin a career path in public health that will be rewarding for you and beneficial to the people who live in the communities that you will serve.
Housed with the PSU College of Medicine, students in our program receive up-to-date training in the environmental, societal, political, and organizational determinants of population health and the skills needed to plan, prioritize, and evaluate public health needs and interventions. We have carefully designed our MPH training program to draw from the considerable strengths of Penn State’s academic excellence and the commitment to its three-part mission of teaching, research, and public service.
Our Hershey campus is conveniently located near Pennsylvania’s capital, Harrisburg, where our partnerships with various state government agencies and community health organizations allow us to offer students premier public health practicums and internships.
To meet the health challenges of today and promises of tomorrow, we dedicate ourselves, as academicians and public health scientists, to training qualified public health practitioners to create new and effective ways to promote health and reduce the burden of disease. I hope that you consider the Penn State Master of Public Health program as you chart your future in public health.
Please browse our program website and contact us to learn more about our course offerings, internship experiences, and admission criteria and process.
Roger T. Anderson, PhD
Professor of Public Health Sciences
Chief, Division of Health Services Research
Director, The Penn State MPH Program