The UW Master of Public Health (MPH) programs in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health focus on U.S.-based health care, policy, research, and community programs, all through a social justice lens to advance health equity. Our MPH programs provide students with rigorous academic skills, practical experience and multidisciplinary studies that will enable them to meet the public health challenges of the 21st century.

Compare Our MPH Programs and Find Your Match

Health Systems & Population Health (HSPOP) MPH

Designed for early career professionals ready to launch their careers in health administration



When Classes Meet

  • Weekdays 
  • UW campus in Seattle 

2 years, full time

What You’ll Study

  • Research methods
  • Health care systems
  • Health economics
  • Health promotion
  • Social determinants of health

Students pursue one of three tracks:

  • General Health Services focus
  • Health Systems and Policy
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences


Online MPH 

Designed for working professionals looking for a general MPH program and want to advance into leadership roles

Online with three in-person sessions


When Classes Meet

  • Mostly asynchronously
  • Weekly evening webinar (7-9 p.m. PT on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays)


  • 18mo Full Time Accelerated Track (6 continuous quarters)
  • 27mo Part Time Extended Track (9 continuous quarters)

What You’ll Study

  • Public health leadership
  • Health systems and policy
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Health promotion and communication
  • Evidence-based research
  • Analytical skills

Online MPH

Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) MPH 

Designed for early to mid-career professionals interested in problem-based learning to become a public health practitioner or community-focused health professional



When Classes Meet

  • Year 1: Tuesdays & Fridays, electives may meet on other days
  • Year 2: Mondays & Thursdays, electives may meet on other days

2 years, full time (no summer courses)

What You’ll Study

  • Population health
  • Community development
  • Analytic methods
  • Health behavior and promotion
  • Health policy
  • Participatory evaluation and community engagement
  • Health systems management and leadership


Outcomes Worth the Investment

Growing Career Opportunities

A Master of Public Health (MPH) is a versatile degree that prepares students for a variety of roles in health care, policy, research, and community organizations.

30 States, 8 Countries

Our MPH graduates work in over 30 states and eight countries, including more than 50% in Washington State. Your professional network will reach far and wide with an MPH from University of Washington.

1200+ Degrees

We’ve awarded over 1200 MPH degrees across our three programs since 2005.

Sign up for an Information Session

Our program advisers hold frequent, no-obligation online information sessions for interested applicants to learn more about the program, curriculum, funding opportunities and more. Questions are also allowed during each session. For many applicants, the online information session is the most efficient way to learn details about the program and admissions. Registration is required.