MPH Population Medicine (Available Online)

The Population Medicine Program is designed to meet the needs of practicing health professionals who have experience in direct patient care and wish to augment their current careers with additional information and skills in population management. The students will be competent in analyzing the health of a patient population and understanding the social, environmental and biological determinants of health in that population.

Individuals who may benefit from this program are practicing health professionals, such as physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, and psychologists, and students who are currently enrolled in clinical practice-related doctoral degrees (e.g., M.D., D.O., D.D.S., Pharm.D.). This degree will provide clinicians with cutting edge knowledge and a skillset to integrate population-based health care approaches into their everyday clinical practice.

Program Director - Karen Studer

UnitsCost per UnitLLU Quarterly FeeAverage Completion Time
56$895$8332-3 years
(5 quarters)

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...the core curriculum provides invaluable opportunities for me to collaborate with colleagues on a wide range of public health-related topics, many of which we are able to tailor to our own particular areas of interest.

Population Medicine Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the MPH in Population Medicine, you will be able to:

  • Competently engage in research and practice activities within the field of population medicine and describe the core framework for population-based health care approaches
  • Apply population-based health care approaches at the patient and community level 
  • Conduct population-based applied and translational research, including the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data 
  • Identify the need and design, implementation and evaluation of a population-based program(s), or intervention(s) intended to prevent, treat or manage public health related concern(s) 
  • Develop and report findings which are culturally and linguistically appropriate for intended target audience (patient, community, and academic)