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Worcester Campus Master of Public Health Program

A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is offered at UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester. This degree is granted through and accredited by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. The courses are taught in Worcester by faculty from both campuses.

The curriculum for the MPH Program is designed to enable health care professionals to earn this advanced degree while engaged in professional activities. Classes are scheduled in the early evening to accommodate working students.

The courses cover a wide variety of subjects in the fields of epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and administration, research methods, managed care, program planning, environmental health and data management.

The requirements for the degree include a total of 42 credits. This may include an optional MPH Project for 3 or 6 credits.

All MPH students are required to complete a three-credit practice experience as a degree requirement. However, a student can petition for a waiver for the practice requirement based on previous, documented experience. All students, including those who receive this waiver, must complete 42 credits. (For more information on the practicum requirement, please see: 

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MPH Program