MPH 65: Sustainability, Health, and the Global Environment

The Harvard Chan School master of public health degree provides the breadth of knowledge, subject-specific expertise, specialized skills, and the powerful global network you need to forge a desired career in public health. Whether you are a medical doctor, an established public health professional or new to the field of public health, flexible degree formats and options for specific fields of study will provide you grounding in the core disciplines of public health, as well as specialized focus to meet your individual goals.

Harvard Chan master of public health graduates are front runners in the public health community, and have done some remarkable things. For instance, our alumni have become leaders of ministries of health, humanitarian organizations, and government agencies. They have enacted change and have developed lifesaving vaccines, while serving as primary care physicians, surgeons, and veterinarians.  Moreover they have become best-selling authors and have even become heads of state.

Field of Study: Sustainability, Health and the Global Environment

The Sustainability, Health, and the Global Environment track is devoted to training leaders and practitioners in the principles of sustainability. This interdisciplinary program will educate students on critical environmental factors as they relate to sustainability including air, water, climate, ecosystems, green products, green chemistry, sustainable food, high performing buildings, and sustainable design of communities.  In addition, students will be trained to understand the social determinants of health through a sustainability lens, socioeconomic disparities, perform life cycle assessments, analyze public policy and regulatory agencies, and develop leadership skills to assess and moderate the impacts of environmental hazards on a population. (From:


The 65-credit MPH (MPH-65) is for students without a relevant graduate degree who are earlier in their careers or are new to the field of public health. The MPH-65 is a full-time program that you can complete in three semesters, plus a summer. Part-time study options are available to some students in the MPH-65 program. Please contact admissions if you would like more information, or visit the 2016-2017 MPH65 Curriculum Guide.  See the Office of Financial Aid for tuition information.

(Note: This program is not taking additional applicants at this time)