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Temple University DO MPH Program

The master of public health program gives you a thorough preparation in the organization, administration and economics of public and private health care. You learn to design and evaluate community health policies and education programs.


The program involves 13 courses including two semesters of supervised field work.

Course work includes:

  • Core courses: Fundamentals of public health, health behavior, health administration, medical care organization, program planning and evaluation, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health science, health communication, as well as cross-cutting competencies such as cultural competency, leadership and public health biology.
  • Elective Courses: Half of your electives are taken outside the Department of Public Health and half within the department. PCOM courses qualify as electives.
  • Culminating Experience - MPH Fieldwork: Students have the opportunity to select an appropriate fieldwork experience to apply theory and skills in the classroom to public health practice. Fieldwork sites are selected based on individual student interest, competency requirements within the declared MPH program (SBS, EH, EBS or GH), and advisement from the MPH program faculty.

Admissions requirements

You apply to the MPH program in your first year of medical school.

MCAT scores are accepted in lieu of the GRE exam. You need to be in good standing with an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or above and MCAT scores in the 50th percentile or above.

Admission may be conditional upon successful completion of second semester medical studies.

Visit the Temple University website for more information about admission into the MPH program.

Tuition and financial aid

Tuition charges are based on the current per credit Temple University tuition. You pay all costs to PCOM on the regular schedule, and PCOM pays the MPH tuition and fees directly to Temple University.

Application information

For more information, contact Denah Appelt, PhD, PCOM's Director of Dual Degree Programs, at 215-871-6164 or

For questions about the public health curriculum, contact Theresa White, MSW, MPH at 215-204-5105 or contact the department's main office at 215-204-5899.