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Master of Public Health


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Master of Public Health

Sturzebecker Health Science Center
855 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Name: Dr. Lynn Carson
Phone: 610-436-2245 | 610-436-2138

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The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at West Chester University prepares students to become effective practitioners and leaders in the fields of community health, environmental health, health care management, or nutrition. Students come from all parts of the world and bring with them a range of experience that enriches the learning of students and faculty.

The MPH at West Chester University is a CEPH- accredited* 45 credit degree program with a multidisciplinary curriculum focused on problem solving, research and professional development. The MPH is competency based and can be tailored to meet student needs. The WCU faculty has a long tradition of personal and professional concern for students, and strive to afford students opportunities for involvement, recognition and support. Often, students work closely with faculty on a range of community outreach and research projects. Additionally, each student completes a 300 hour Applied Learning Experience that allows them to apply skills and cultivate core public health competencies. Thank you for your interest in West Chester University’s MPH program. Please explore the MPH website, contact faculty and staff, or visit the campus. We are confident that you will find a program that is engaging and that will empower you to reach your educational and professional goals.

*NOTE: The MPH Program in the Department of Health at West Chester University received accreditation from CEPH in September, 2006. The MPH Program is currently accredited under a probationary accreditation term of two years (June, 2014 - June, 2016).The MPH Program will remain in probationary accreditation status until June, 2016. During the probationary accreditation term, MPH students are enrolled in an accredited CEPH MPH Program. Please contact the MPH Program Director, Dr. Lynn Carson (email: with any questions about the probationary accreditation status.