The MPH Program at Penn was founded in 2002. This unique, interdisciplinary program prepares students for leadership in the field of public health by integrating research, education, and service learning utilizing faculty expertise from across the variety of schools at the University. The program aims to educate professionals from diverse disciplines in the core areas that define public health.

Penn Public Health Society

The Penn Public Health Society (PPHS) was founded in 2004 by some of the Masters in Public Health students. It is a student-led society and was recognized as the official student organization soon after its inception. The society constructively contributes to the ongoing development and growth of the Graduate Program in Public Health Studies and aims to foster a sense of community and camaraderie among Public Health students in the Graduate Program for Public Health Studies.