Students walking into UConn Health Academic building.  The text says the department's slogan, "Preparing Leaders for a Healthier Tomorrow"

Why Choose UConn?

Public health careers in the 21st century demand proficiency interprofessional collaboration, encompassing skills relevant to system-level strategies addressing health within the context of our environment and social structures. Our program's distinct concentration on Interprofessional Public Health Practice brings medical, dental, social work, law, pharmacy and public health students together with to share and collaborate on learning and service project.  Our concentration also reflects a commitment to the practice of public health where students receive ample exposure and interaction with public health professional who one day will be their peers in protecting the health and well-being of our citizenry. Our program invites you to become a part of a dynamic community, where students, alumni, faculty, and community partners work together to shape our public health systems and services. When considering the landscape of public health in Connecticut, the impact of our program cannot be overstated.

Our alumni and faculty are found in various positions across the university and throughout the state. MPH program alumni hold positions as:
• Health directors and staff in state and local health departments
• Managers of community health and social service organizations
• Managers and scientists of pharmaceuticals firms, health insurance companies, and hospital systems
• Educators and researchers
• Community-based physicians
• Public policy advocates

News

  • Public Health Sciences Donates 615 Items to Cornerstone Foundation
    In a heartwarming display of community spirit, the Department of Public Health Sciences has recently donated an impressive 615 items to the Cornerstone Foundation in Vernon, CT. This generous contribution, consisting of a variety of food, clothing, books, and hygiene products, is set to make a significant impact on those in need. The department’s initiative […]

Announcements

Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) Self Study

Master of Public Health Program Self-Study Report for Accreditation by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH)

The reaccreditation review of UConn’s Program in Applied Public Health Sciences MPH program by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is underway.  Accreditation assures the public that the degree offered by our university reflects qualities essential to the preparation of the next generation of public health professionals.  The review by a CEPH accreditation review team (occurring on May 20-21, 2024) will examine all aspects of the program, from its administration to its curriculum, educational resources, student services and faculty qualifications.  A draft of our program’s self-study that forms the basis from that review is available here: UConn PAPHS CEPH Self Study DRAFT.pdf.  CEPH welcomes your confidential commentary about the self-study report, as well as general impressions about UConn’s program, using the organization’s portal (submission@ ceph.org).   Comments received before April 20, 2024 will be available to the review team for their consideration.