Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health

Blend clinical or professional training with population-based approaches to health improvement

The mission of the Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health (MMPH) program is to prepare doctoral level health professionals to blend clinical or other professional training with population-based approaches to improving health. This MPH degree gives you the flexibility to pursue customized competencies tailored to your career goals.

Competencies

When you complete the MMPH you will achieve all of the CEPH MPH Foundational Competencies for Pitt Public Health MPH students. You will also work with the program director to develop five advanced competencies tailored to your goals.

Careers

Current students and recent graduates hold the following job titles:

  • assistant professor
  • rheumatology fellow
  • clinical instructor
  • fellow in family planning

Recent Essay Titles

Browse titles in D-Scholarship, the institutional repository for research output at the University of Pittsburgh

Practicum Opportunities 

As a MMPH student, you will have the opportunity to gain public health experience through a practicum that matches your interests. Students conduct research/practice at hospitals, clinics, research centers, state and local health departments, or non-profit organizations, and gain new perspectives, explore new areas of interest, and have the opportunity to apply the skills and expertise their coursework has provided to a variety of public health challenges. 

Practicum Examples

  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
  • Bridging the Gaps - Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh Magee-Womens Hospital, Naivasha Sub-County Hospital, Kenya
  • UPMC System-wide Threat and Response Team (START)
  • Allegheny County Health Department

Requirements

The MMPH requires 42 credits. Many students are able to apply up to six credits of their clinical or other graduate-level training.

Requirements include...

  • Coursework in all core public health disciplines
  • Advanced electives in the student's area of interest
  • 200-hour practicum (starting with the class entering in Fall 2013)
  • Final essay

Admissions

The program is open to...

  • Physicians, dentists, and veterinarians
  • Holders of doctoral degrees in the health sciences
  • Advanced medical and dental students (considered on an individual basis)
  • Holders of other relevant doctoral-level degrees (considered on an individual basis)

If you're a graduate of a foreign medical and dental school, you must hold a valid medical or dental license in the United States, be eligible for licensure, be in a residency or fellowship program, or be a visiting clinician planning to return to your native country.

Admissions Requirements

How to Apply

 

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MMPH Questions?

Renee Valenti
MMPH Program Administrator
mmph@pitt.edu

 

MMPH news

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A Broken System: Health Care Inequity 

A Broken System: Health Care Inequity

WQED - EPI’s Dara Mendez, BCHS’s Patricia Documet, and Diego Chaves-Gnecco (MMPH ’00) are featured in a 30-minute documentary showcasing widespread and troubling health disparities. Lack of access to affordable care, racism, marginalization and other factors have led to increased rates of cancer, d... (01/04/2022)
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Latinos Surpass Non-Latinos in COVID-19 Vaccination in Pennsylvania, But The Numbers Come with Caveats 

Latinos Surpass Non-Latinos in COVID-19 Vaccination in Pennsylvania, But The Numbers Come with Caveats

WESA-FM - Reaching 50 percent of Latinos was made possible by intentional directed community efforts, according to Diego Chaves-Gnecco (MMPH '00). "We take people on a walk-in basis. We're vaccinating adults without health insurance, without appointments, and in their same language, in Spanish," he... (09/30/2021)
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Finegold: How to use precision medicine to personalize COVID-19 treatment according to the patient's genes 

Finegold: How to use precision medicine to personalize COVID-19 treatment according to the patient's genes

THE CONVERSATION - HUGEN’s David Finegold and colleague “began a discussion about the promise and potential pitfalls of precision medicine before the arrival of COVID-19. If precision medicine is the future of medicine, then its application to pandemics generally, and COVID-19 in particular, may ye... (10/28/2021)
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Now that your younger children can get a COVID-19 vaccine, here's how to be fully vaccinated by Christmas and Kwanzaa 

Now that your younger children can get a COVID-19 vaccine, here's how to be fully vaccinated by Christmas and Kwanzaa

CNN - Many doctors, including Diego Chaves-Gnecco (MMPH ‘00), are encouraging their patients' parents to vaccinate as soon as possible in hopes of protecting children and those around them. Chaves-Gnecco, who is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, plans on bringing together his mother and his ... (11/08/2021)
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