Two-Year MPH Program Curriculum
The two-year MPH HPM program curriculum is based on our faculty’s philosophy that a strong working knowledge of both management and policy are necessary to be an effective health care leader. We also highly emphasize professional development via the full-time summer internship and other vehicles to hone key leadership and emotional intelligence skills and engage with the community.
Our two-year program offers frequent opportunities to engage in applied learning activities to gain core skills such as financial analysis, policy decision-making, and environmental scan, as well as to engage in both leadership and team-based approaches to problem-solving and innovation. Electives can be from HPM, other areas of BPH or elsewhere on the Berkeley campus (Haas, LAW, GSPP, etc.).
Two-Year MPH students are required to complete a minimum of 48 units of coursework over four academic semesters and one summer. The minimum unit enrollment per academic semester is 12 units.
11-Month MPH Program Curriculum
The 11-month MPH is an intensive, rigorous experience, designed to give future clinical leaders a solid background in the key health policy and management competencies, as well as exposure to a wide range of skills and knowledge areas that will complement their clinical training. While there is no full-time summer internship component, students must select an organization and complete a research or project-based practicum. Electives can be from HPM, other areas of Berkeley Public Health or elsewhere on the Berkeley campus (Haas, LAW, GSPP, etc.).
11-month MPH students are required to complete a minimum of 42 units of coursework over two academic semesters and one 6-week summer session (prior to the fall start). The program typically runs from early July to early May. The minimum unit enrollment per academic semester is 12 units.