The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at West Chester University prepares students to become effective practitioners and leaders in the fields of community health, environmental health, health care management, or nutrition.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at West Chester University prepares students to become effective practitioners and leaders in the fields of community health, environmental health, health care management, or nutrition. Students come from all parts of the world and bring with them a range of experience that enriches the learning of students and faculty.
The MPH at West Chester University is a CEPH- accredited* 45 credit degree program with a multidisciplinary curriculum focused on problem solving, research and professional development. The MPH is competency based and can be tailored to meet student needs. The WCU faculty has a long tradition of personal and professional concern for students, and strive to afford students opportunities for involvement, recognition and support. Often, students work closely with faculty on a range of community outreach and research projects. Additionally, each student completes a 300 hour Applied Learning Experience that allows them to apply skills and cultivate core public health competencies. Thank you for your interest in West Chester University’s MPH program. Please explore the MPH website, contact faculty and staff, or visit the campus. We are confident that you will find a program that is engaging and that will empower you to reach your educational and professional goals.
Students can enter the program with part time or full time status. Students who maintain part time status are registered for 3-6 credits per semester. Students who maintain full time status are registered for 9 -12 credits per semester. Most students working full time prefer to complete the MPH program on a part time basis.
*NOTE: Official notification was received on June 27, 2016 for a 7 year accreditation period for the MPH Program from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) The accreditation term runs to July 1, 2023.
What's great about WCU?
West Chester University is the second largest school in the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, located in the historic town of West Chester, PA Ranked among Kiplinger's 100 best values in public colleges for its academic quality and affordability, the University is committed to providing access and serving the educational needs of a diverse student body. Located in the heart of Chester County, West Chester University occupies 403 acres near the borough of West Chester. South Campus, less than a mile away from the main campus, contains the Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center, where the MPH professors have their offices and many health science classes are held. See how this ideal location will enhance your educational needs.