Overview of Program
The Master’s in Public Health program is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to explore the many facets of the field, from health policy to environmental health. Students complete a core curriculum, and then personalize their studies through electives to gain an ecological understanding of the factors shaping health and health care. All MPH students are required to complete 125 hours of field experience. Working as a Service Link volunteer counts towards this requirement. For more information about the required filedwork experience for MPH students, click here.
Service Link offers MPH students a hands-on experience to learn about the social determinants of health and improve community engagement skills. By helping patients schedule appointments for secondary care and apply for public benefits, public health students gain a better understanding of the health needs of community members, and a more concrete and personal understanding of health policy.