MPH Program Curriculum and Competencies

Harvard Chan’s Competency and Application-Based MPH Curriculum

The MPH degree is the most widely recognized professional credential for leadership in public health. The MPH curriculum emphasizes active, student-directed learning, problem solving, and the acquisition of skills essential to the practice of public health. The program is organized around the Foundational Public Health Knowledge learning objectives, the MPH Foundational Competencies, the Applied Practice Experience, and the Integrative Learning Experience laid out by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Students pursue a career-oriented field of study. Each field of study has defined five distinct competencies that enhance the 12 Foundational Public Health Knowledge learning objectives and the 22 MPH Foundational Competencies.

MPH Public Health Core Competencies

The MPH public health core curriculum is developed in accordance with the Council on Education for Public Health’s 12 Foundational Public Health Knowledge learning objectives and 22 MPH Foundational Competencies required of all students receiving an MPH degree at accredited institutions.

The Foundational Public Health Knowledge learning objectives and the MPH Foundational Competencies are primarily met through the Harvard Chan MPH public health core curriculum, the Applied Practice Experience, and the Integrative Learning Experience.

 

 

 

 

MPH Field of Study Competencies

Each field of study has defined five distinct competencies that enhance the 12 Foundational Public Health Knowledge learning objectives and the 22 MPH Foundational Competencies. Upon completion of the field of study requirements, the Applied Practice Experience, and the Integrative Learning Experience, graduates will have developed a unique set of corresponding skills.

Note: The MPH-65 programs in Global Health and Environmental Health Sciences are no longer accepting applications.