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

  • Healthcare Threat Assessment: Classifying Attacks, Developing a Team, and Managing Threats
  • A Survey to Assess Patient's Oral Health Perceptions to Help Develop and Educational Program for Children
  • Management of the Embedded IUD: A case series
  • The Impact of Sarcopenia on Esophageal Cancer Treatment Outcome
  • Clinical Predictors of Persistent Pain in Breast Cancer Survivors Post Breast Conserving Surgery

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
renee.valenti@pitt.edu

 

MMPH news

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Chancellor Gallagher shares his outrage, grief, and solidarity 

Chancellor Gallagher shares his outrage, grief, and solidarity

In a letter to the community, Chancellor Gallagher shares his outrage, grief, and anger. He challenges us all to demonstrate solidarity by standing with Pitt’s African American students, faculty, staff, and alumni in a shared commitment to realizing meaningful change. "How many times must we witnes... (06/02/2020)
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Public Health. Period. 

Public Health. Period.

Lauren Risser (BCHS '20), Kathleen Koesarie (MMPH '18), and BCHS's Martha Ann Terry table at the Women's Health Activist Movement (WHAMglobal) Birthing a Movement art and activism event. The event addressed issues of  maternal mortality and women's health. Risser co-founded the Pitt Public Health ... (08/28/2019)
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Pitt Public Health welcomes students with opera about Semmelweis challenge of established medical profession 

Pitt Public Health welcomes students with opera about Semmelweis challenge of established medical profession

TRIB LIVE – Semmelweis’ life story is both inspiring and tragic. He was an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures when “childbed fever” deaths were common if births were attended by physicians rather than midwives. The composer sees parallels between then and our pandemic now. The haunting work was... (07/29/2020)
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Koesarie, Risser, Totoni instrumental in Pitt providing menstrual products around campus 

Koesarie, Risser, Totoni instrumental in Pitt providing menstrual products around campus

THE PITT NEWS - The pad and tampon dispensers in women’s bathrooms across campus have sat empty for years. But check again. Pitt is stocking a number of bathrooms with menstrual products, and there’s no payment required. Kathleen Koesarie (MMPH '21), said “it’s important that students who need mens... (10/14/2019)
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Hoang awarded 59th Grand Council Deputy Outstanding Achievement Award 

Hoang awarded 59th Grand Council Deputy Outstanding Achievement Award

The Grand Council Deputy Outstanding Achievement Award was given to Karen Hoang (MMPH '21) at the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. Grand Council Convention in Washington, D.C. in July 2019. This award is given to the #1 chapter advisor in the organization. Hoang was nominated by the Beta K... (12/02/2019)
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Chaves-Gnecco Co-hosts COVID-19: Lo Que Usted Debe Saber en Pittsburgh 

Chaves-Gnecco Co-hosts COVID-19: Lo Que Usted Debe Saber en Pittsburgh

Program Director and Founder of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Salud Para Niños Diego Chaves-Gnecco (MMPH ’00) helped to host “COVID-19: What you need to know in Pittsburgh” where he addressed concerns about staying safe during the pandemic for Pittsburgh’s Latino community. “I have been ... (06/26/2020)
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Finegold awarded grant to review sustainability and public health 

Finegold awarded grant to review sustainability and public health

@PITT - HuGen's David Finegold has been named one of eight faculty awardees for the 2020 John C. Mascaro Faculty Program in Sustainability. Created to enhance interdisciplinary excellence in sustainability research and education, the award will support Finegold's comprehensive review of sustainabil... (12/05/2019)
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MMPH alumna recognized for innovation in community nursing 

MMPH alumna recognized for innovation in community nursing

PITT NURSE MAGAZINE - Claudia Kregg-Byers RN, MPH (MMPH ’14), PhD teaches her senior students in Pitt Nursing’s Department of Health and Community Systems that health doesn’t begin and end at the bedside but encompasses where someone comes from—a whole confluence of communal and individual factors:... (03/11/2020)
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