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MPH Program in Health Services


The Health Services MPH program balances exceptional instruction in research methods, health care systems, health economics, health promotion, and the social determinants of health. By combining these disparate domains into a single degree, we afford students a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary study and work.

The University of Washington is committed to excellence through diversity, and our program's curriculum promotes an understanding of the means by which social inequities and racism, generated by power and privilege, undermine health.

Learn more about Health Services MPH courses.

Students may also choose a concentration in which they acquire comprehensive knowledge of theory, content, and methods.

All MPH students, regardless of their concentration (Generalist, Health Systems and Policy, or Social and Behavioral Science), are required to write either a thesis or capstone project as their culminating experience.

MCH Training Update

Starting with the Autumn 2020 application cycle, the Health Services MPH program has suspended applications to the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) concentration.

There remain many opportunities for interested students to pursue specialized training in MCH in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health. Students may wish to consider the elective coursework outlined here, or pursue the Maternal and Child Health Graduate Certificate, supported by mentorship from Health Services MCH faculty.

Please contact us with any questions, and for more information about MCH training and research opportunities in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health.