The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is the most widely recognized professional credential for leadership in public health. The Harvard School of Public Health MPH program is designed for public health leaders who aspire to high-level roles in state, federal, and international health organizations, research and academic institutions, or the private sector. Five of the seven previous directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for example, received their MPH training from HSPH.
Coming from around the globe, MPH students bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to the program. The majority of these students are health professionals, with a minimum of three or more years of work experience, who are preparing for advancement in their organizations or for transition into new fields.