Penn’s Master of Public Health (MPH)

Penn's MPH Global Health Track

This track offers a curriculum designed specifically for applicants to the interdisciplinary Master of Public Health Program who are interested in both the theory and practice of global public health. Recognizing that global health is an emerging area in the field, Penn's global health curriculum delivers core public health skills within a global context.

Additionally, there are multiple opportunities to combine an MPH Global Health Track with another degree at Penn, such as MD, MSN, JD, PhD, MSW, MBA and many more.  Please read more information on each dual degree opportunity.

Summer Research Opportunities

The Center for Global Health coordinates global health research assistant opportunities for Penn students. By engaging in ongoing global health research at Penn, these opportunities provide Penn students with insights into global health careers and scientific discovery while sharpening or gaining skill-sets useful in the field. Most of these opportunities are available in the summer, though some are open throughout the academic year.

Summer research opportunities are distributed via email to the MS1 listserv, the GHSAC members, and the MPH Program beginning early in the Spring semester. Program details, as well as application instructions are included in these emails. Interested students can apply to any program; if more than one application, please rank your selections. Your application will be sent to the partner. If the partner is interested, they will reach out to CGH to set up an interview. 

To be eligible for funding, or counted as a Global Health Experience, research opportunities must be at least 6 weeks long. For more information, please contact the Center for Global Health.