Graduate Programs

Master of Public Health

The USC Master of Public Health program is a product of the University of Southern California’s commitment to the health and well-being of its surrounding communities, as well as nationally and internationally.

Application Deadlines

Fall
Priority: December 1st
Final: May 1st

Spring
October 1st

Summer
March 1st

Minimum Credit Hours
42 Units

Expected Duration
2 Years

Core Courses (18 Units)
6 courses (includes Practicum and Capstone)

Concentration Core Courses (16 Units)
4 courses

Electives (8 Units)
2-3 courses

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Master of Public Health (online)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) Online program at USC offers a rigorous curriculum that attracts dedicated and ambitious professionals with a passion to serve in the public health arena. The program’s core coursework aims to develop your key public health competencies and skills through the use of cases and examples from industry — ranging from local to global.

Application Deadlines

Fall
August 2 (term starts Sept 1)

Spring
TBD

Summer
April 1 (term starts May 5)

Minimum Credit Hours
42 Units

Expected Duration
2 Years

Core Courses (18 Units)
6 courses (included Practicum and Capstone)

Concentration Core Courses (16 Units)
4 courses

Electives (8 Units)
2-3 courses

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Master of Science in Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology

The Master of Science in Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology is designed for students interested in epidemiological and clinical trial study design and data analysis.

Application Deadlines

Fall
Priority: December 1st
Final: May 1st

Spring
October 1st

Summer
March 1st

Minimum Credit Hours
39 Units

Expected Duration
2 Years

Core Courses (26 Units)
7 courses

Electives (9 Units)
3-7 courses

Master Thesis (4 Units)

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Master of Science in Biostatistics

The Master of Science in Biostatistics is designed for students interested in applying statistical methods to the design and analysis of biomedical research and clinical investigations data.

Application Deadlines

Fall
Priority: December 1st
Final: May 1st

Spring
October 1st

Summer
March 1st

Minimum Credit Hours
39 Units

Expected Duration
2 Years

Core Courses (28 Units)
8 courses

Electives (7 Units)
2-5 courses

Master Thesis (4 Units)

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Master of Science in Clinical, Biomedical and Translational Investigations

The Master of Science in Clinical, Biomedical, and Translational Investigations (CBTI) is a joint effort to train medical students, fellows or other health professionals, including faculty and other scientists conducting clinical related research, in clinical research methods to translate clinical, biomedical and technological discoveries into advances in population-based, clinical or basic science research.

Application Deadlines

Fall
May 1st

Spring
November 1st

Summer
March 1st

Minimum Credit Hours
29 Units

Expected Duration
2 Years

Didactic Course Credit (minimum 15 Units)

Directed Research (1-12 Units)

Master Thesis (4 Units)

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Master of Science in Global Medicine

The Master of Science in Global Medicine degree answers the urgent need for professional training in concepts of global health. Combining a strong medical science foundation with interdisciplinary approaches to healthcare, the program equips future healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to solve worldwide health issues.

Application Deadlines

Fall
June 30th

Spring
October 31st

Minimum Credit Hours
32 Units

Expected Duration
1 Year (3 semesters)

Core Courses (10-14 Units)
3-4 courses

Electives  (18-22 Units)
8-9 courses

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Master of Science in Molecular Epidemiology

This program focuses on understanding and applying statistical methods for the design of biomedical research, understanding epidemiological study designs, and using and interpreting results from specialized computer software for the management and statistical analysis of research data.

Application Deadlines

Fall
Priority: December 1st
Final: May 1st

Spring
October 1st

Summer
March 1st

Minimum Credit Hours
38 Units

Expected Duration
2 Years

Epidemiology Core Courses (15 Units)
4 courses

Biological Sciences Core Courses (12 Units)
3-7 courses

Electives (3 Units)
1-2 courses

Directed Research (4 Units)

Master Thesis (4 Units)

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Master of Science in Public Health Data Science

The Master of Science in Public Health Data Science integrates biostatistics, epidemiology, and computer science. Students will be prepared for careers where there is a growing need for individuals who can learn from data to address important questions in public health and biomedical sciences.

Application Deadlines

Fall
Priority: December 1st
Final: May 1st

Minimum Credit Hours
32 Units

Expected Duration
2 Years (4 semesters)

Core Courses in Population and Public Health Sciences (22 Units)
6 courses

Core Courses in Computer Science (4 Units)
1 course

Elective (3 Units)
1 course

Practicum (3 Units)

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