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University of Pittsburgh    
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Jun 23, 2024
 
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Multidisciplinary, MPH


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The mission of the Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health (MMPH) degree program is to prepare doctoral level health professionals to practice in community, public, and global health settings. They will use population-based concepts, health education, health promotion and the preventive components of public and personal health care and practice. The educational program provides these individuals who have varied health science backgrounds with the advanced public health training in which they can incorporate and apply the public health knowledge and skills in a public or private setting. The program is designed to foster a comprehensive overview to bridge the gaps among public health disciplines and subdisciplines. The MMPH is uniquely designed for individuals with advanced degrees (MD, RN, DDS, DO…) and allows them the freedom to design their MPH. Comprised of the Pitt Public Health core curriculum (21 credits) the students are encouraged to choose electives from varied public health departments to form an area of focus of relevance to them. This degree gives the student the flexibility necessary to work around busy clinical schedules. Upon completion of the MMPH, students will have an understanding of statistics, health policy, research design and the ability to contribute to new research in their chosen fields of interest.

In addition to the Public Health core courses, students must complete a master’s essay under the guidance of a faculty committee and a 200-hour practicum experience. The curriculum consists of 42 credits and can be completed in a year.

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