University of California, Los Angeles Public Health Graduate Program


Friday, December 1, 2017

Degree Program

M.P.H., Dr.P.H.

The Department of Community Health Sciences is the academic department within the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) concerned with social and behavioral research applied to health, health promotion, and public health practice. Their focus is on programs, policies, and actions that can promote health in the context of social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental factors. Of particular interest is how social and cultural factors, social programs, the health care system, and social policies influence health beliefs and perceptions, health behaviors, and health status within populations. The department prides itself on its reputation of academic excellence and stellar research activities.

The Master of Public Health (M.P.H) degree is a 60-unit program that prepares professionals for leadership in public health practice concerning health problems, programs, and policies. Graduates generally assume positions in the planning, administration and evaluation of public health programs and policies, both in the United States and abroad, with the mission of maintaining and improving the health of individuals, families, communities and populations.  

The Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) is a professional degree that prepares students for the highest level of practice in the Community Health Sciences. Training for the degree is multifaceted, encompassing the broad spectrum of expertise necessary for professional practice. These areas of expertise include program planning, implementation and evaluation; applied research, including program evaluation; policy analysis; communication and behavior change; health promotion; assessment, monitoring and surveillance of health status.

For more information, please visit the UCLA School of Public Health website.