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Accelerated Master of Public Health

The Accelerated MPH for Clinicians is a fast-paced, in-person program designed to deliver an academically rigorous and comprehensive public health education to professionals with prior medical or clinical healthcare education. The program is comprised of 10.5-units (i.e., the equivalent of 42 semester credits) that students can complete in one year (July – May), beginning with an online session in the summer. The curriculum will enable clinical professionals to achieve a deep and broad understanding of public health at a pace that complements their existing experience. Drawing on expertise from faculty within biostatistics, epidemiology, health services, policy and practice, and behavioral sciences, the Accelerated MPH program is designed to transform clinicians into experts in public health.

The following nine courses form the curriculum through which students will develop the program competencies:

  • Leadership & Communication (2 units)
  • Health Policy & Equity 
  • Introduction to Methods in Epidemiologic Research or Foundations in Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • Needs Analysis & Program Planning (1.5 units including 80 hours of practicum in a clinical setting)
  • Applied Biostatistics for Public Health
  • Clinical Trials Methodology
  • Survey Research Methods or Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Putting Research into Practice with Implementation Science
  • Integrated Learning Experience

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