The Jefferson MPH is a comprehensive program that develops competencies in five key public health areas: behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology and health policy and advocacy.
The interdisciplinary curriculum stresses leadership skills, systems thinking, health communication, global health and cultural competency.
Thomas Jefferson University is the home of the first school of population health in the country. A national leader in population health, Jefferson puts wellness, prevention and public health at the forefront of quality care for all.
The DO-MPH program is available for PCOM and PCOM Georgia students. The full-time, one-year program is completed between third- and fourth-year rotations.
PCOM Georgia students complete their third year of the DO curriculum in Georgia. Students then take a leave of absence in order to relocate to Philadelphia for the master of public health program. The DO/MPH program includes a Philadelphia-based MPH rotation which Georgia students complete as their first fourth-year rotation.
DO students apply to the MPH program at in the first semester of their third year
at PCOM, during their clinical rotations and suspend their final year of medical education
at PCOM for one year. They begin their Jefferson MPH program the day after Labor Day
and conclude their MPH courses at the end of June.
The application/admissions process includes the following:
For more information, contact Denah Appelt, PhD, PCOM's Director of Dual Degree Programs, at 215-871-6164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.